JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 265033
Sale Price $144.00
JAKE LaMOTTABlack and white publicity photograph of the boxer smoking a cigar Inscribed Photograph signed: "My friend/ Dennis/ Raging Bull/ Jake LaMotta" B/w, 8x10. Nicknamed the "Bronx Bull" because of his aggressive, charging style, Jake "The Raging Bull" LaMotta (1921-2017) achieved prominence when he won a 10-round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson on February 5, 1943. He and Robinson fought six times, with LaMotta winning only that one bout. On June 16, 1949, LaMotta won the World Middleweight Championship. He defended his title twice, losing it when Robinson knocked him out in the 13th round on February 14, 1951. LaMotta won 83 fights, 30 by knockout, and lost 19, four by knockout (with four draws). He co-authored his autobiography, Raging Bull (1970), which was adapted into the 1981 film starring Robert DeNiro. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Defect on original negative has been reproduced at forehead. Ink note on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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