Jake LaMotta, a brawling middleweight champion whose epic battles with Sugar Ray Robinson defined non-heavyweight boxing in the 1940s and early ’50s, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.
LaMotta, known to many only as the conflicted hero-antihero in “Raging Bull,” the movie based on his autobiography, was a busy fighter who posted an 83-19-4 record in his 14-year, 106-bout career. He fought Robinson six times — twice in a three-week span in 1943 — winning only once. In their final fight, a gruesomely intriguing slugfest known as boxing’s version of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, he lost his hard-earned (and some would say ill-gotten) title.
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