Legendary boxer Jake LaMotta dies at 95

MIAMI - Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the movie "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95.

Denise Baker, LaMotta's wife, says LaMotta died from complications of pneumonia at a Miami-area hospital, the Associated Press reports. 

LaMotta's career boxing record was 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts. 

LaMotta, nicknamed the Bronx Bull, held the middleweight championship from 1949 to 1951. 

He fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson his first defeat. 

"Raging Bull," directed by Martin Scorsese, won Robert DeNiro an Oscar for his portrayal of LaMotta. The 1980 film was nominated for eight Oscars overall including Best Picture and Best Director. 

 

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