JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 265034
Sale Price $144.00
Color publicity photograph of the boxer smoking a cigar
Photograph signed: "Raging Bull/ Jake LaMotta" Color, 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 from original negative has reproduced at forehead. Lightly creased at upper left and right corners and at lower left background. Chipped at upper right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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