Jake LaMotta

1922 - 2017

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Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (July 10, 1922 – September 19, 2017) was an Italian-American professional boxer who was world middleweight champion between 1949 and 1951. Nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" or "Raging Bull" for his technique of constant stalking, brawling and inside fighting, he developed a reputation for being a "bully"; he was what is often referred to today as a swarmer and a slugger. Due to his hard style of fighting, LaMotta often took as much as he dished out in an era of great middleweights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jake LaMotta has received more than 5,535,734 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jake LaMotta is the 10th most popular boxer (up from 11th in 2019), the 1,218th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,470th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Boxer.

Jake Lamotta is most famous for being a professional boxer and the subject of the movie Raging Bull.

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Among boxers, Jake LaMotta ranks 10 out of 496Before him are Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Max Schmeling. After him are Sonny Liston, Carlos Monzón, Evander Holyfield, Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, and Roberto Durán.

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Among people born in 1922, Jake LaMotta ranks 57Before him are Betty White, Har Gobind Khorana, Robert W. Holley, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Mao Anying, and Francesco Rosi. After him are Blake Edwards, Alberto Granado, Oskar Werner, Marek Edelman, Ken Noritake, and Hussein-Ali Montazeri. Among people deceased in 2017, Jake LaMotta ranks 64Before him are Mauno Koivisto, John Heard, Yisrael Kristal, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sam Shepard, and Piet Keizer. After him are Giovanni Sartori, Jacque Fresco, John Berger, Albert Speer, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Adam West.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jake LaMotta ranks 1,218 out of 20,380Before him are William Standish Knowles (1917), Robert Knepper (1959), Lita Grey (1908), Tobey Maguire (1975), Taylor Swift (1989), and John Payne (1912). After him are Snoop Dogg (1971), Mike Portnoy (1967), Dave Brubeck (1920), Allen Dulles (1893), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Sonny Liston (1932).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Jake LaMotta ranks 9Before him are Joe Frazier (1944), Mike Tyson (1966), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Joe Louis (1914), and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977). After him are Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), Larry Holmes (1949), Rubin Carter (1937), and Floyd Patterson (1935).