JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 52169
Sale Price $180.00
JAKE LaMOTTAEarly black and white photograph of the talented boxer punching another fighter Inscribed Photograph signed: "My friend/ Ralph/ Raging Bull/ Jake LaMotta" B/w, 10x8. 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. Image slightly grainy. Minor surface creases (not evident head-on). Otherwise, fine condition.
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