JAKE "THE RAGING BULL" LA MOTTA - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 270968
Sale Price $324.00
JAKE LaMOTTAPublicity art from the cover of the February 1951 issue of "The Ring" Printed Art signed in Ink: "Jake La Motta/ Raging Bull" Color, 8½x11. Photograph of the cover of the February 1951 issue of "The Ring". Captioned at lower margin: "'The Fight of the Year'/Jake LaMotta's knockout of Laurent Dauthuille/in Detroit on September 13th." In this second meeting of LaMotta and Dauthuille on September 13, 1950 (their first was in Montreal in 1949), LaMotta KO'd Dauthuille in the 15th round to retain his World Middleweight title. LaMotta had previously defended his title that year in July, defeating Tiberio Mitri in New York in 15 rounds. Nicknamed the "Bronx Bull" because of his aggressive, charging style, Jake "The Raging Bull" LaMotta (b. 1921) 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. Lightly creased at upper portion and at lower corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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