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Jake "The Bronx Bull" La Motta, (further) immortalized by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull," turns 95(!!!) today. De Niro handed boxing' greatest-ever,mAugar Ray Robinson, the only defeat in his first 131 fights, spanning the first decade of Robinson's career. The former world middleweight champion fought 106 times in a 13-year career, and took on the best of his era, including a 6-fight series with Robinson, as well as fights against Bob Satterfield, Fritzie Zivic, Marcel Cerdan, Tommy Yarosz, and more. La Motta has arguably the greatest chin of all time, being knocked off his feet only once in his career. On September 13, 1950, La Motta won Ring Magazine's Fight of The Year and Fight of The Decade, and what would later be named "The Greatest Come from Behind Win of Aall Time," knocking out Laurent Dauthuille with just 13 seconds left in the 15th and final round, trailing on all judges' scorecards.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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From the LobowolfXXX collection, the last few seconds of the Dauthuille fight, autographed by La Motta.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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On Jul 10, 2016, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Jake "The Bronx Bull" La Motta, (further) immortalized by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull," turns 95(!!!) today. De Niro handed boxing' greatest-ever,mAugar Ray Robinson, the only defeat in his first 131 fights, spanning the first decade of Robinson's career. The former world middleweight champion fought 106 times in a 13-year career, and took on the best of his era, including a 6-fight series with Robinson, as well as fights against Bob Satterfield, Fritzie Zivic, Marcel Cerdan, Tommy Yarosz, and more. La Motta has arguably the greatest chin of all time, being knocked off his feet only once in his career. On September 13, 1950, La Motta won Ring Magazine's Fight of The Year and Fight of The Decade, and what would later be named "The Greatest Come from Behind Win of Aall Time," knocking out Laurent Dauthuille with just 13 seconds left in the 15th and final round, trailing on all judges' scorecards.

Careful Lobo, you have to call Ali the greatest ever or you'll be severely chastised here.
Happy Birthday Jake
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Happy birthday Jake.

I guess we ought to celebrate with an ice cream sandwich.
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On Jul 10, 2016, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Jake "The Bronx Bull" La Motta, (further) immortalized by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull," turns 95(!!!) today. De Niro handed boxing' greatest-ever,mAugar Ray Robinson, the only defeat in his first 131 fights, spanning the first decade of Robinson's career. The former world middleweight champion fought 106 times in a 13-year career, and took on the best of his era, including a 6-fight series with Robinson, as well as fights against Bob Satterfield, Fritzie Zivic, Marcel Cerdan, Tommy Yarosz, and more. La Motta has arguably the greatest chin of all time, being knocked off his feet only once in his career. On September 13, 1950, La Motta won Ring Magazine's Fight of The Year and Fight of The Decade, and what would later be named "The Greatest Come from Behind Win of Aall Time," knocking out Laurent Dauthuille with just 13 seconds left in the 15th and final round, trailing on all judges' scorecards.

Careful Lobo, you have to call Ali the greatest ever or you'll be severely chastised here.
Happy Birthday Jake


You could make a good argument for Ali as the greatest heavyweight; pound for pound, though, it's hard to argue against Robinson, who would be the easy consensus choice among historians.

Harry Greb and Henry Armstrong are on most short lists as well. Duran at 135 is certainly on mine.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Here's the International Boxing Research Organization's most recent pound-for-pound list:



1. Sugar Ray Robinson
2. Harry Greb
3. Henry Armstrong
4. Muhammad Ali (Tie)
4. Joe Louis (Tie)
6. Sam Langford
7. Roberto Duran
8. Benny Leonard
9. Willie Pep
10. Bob Fitzsimmons
11. Joe Gans
12. Ezzard Charles (Tie)
12. Sugar Ray Leonard (Tie)
14. Jimmy Wilde
15. Eder Jofre
16. Mickey Walker
17. Archie Moore
18. Jack Dempsey
19. Jack Johnson
20. Gene Tunney
Just missing the cut: Stanley Ketchel, Barbados Joe Walcott, Rocky Marciano, Tony Canzoneri, Barney Ross, Ike Williams, George Dixon, Sandy Saddler, Roy Jones Jr., and Larry Holmes.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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