Legendary boxer Jake Lamota has died at the age of 95.
The former world middleweight boxing champion was introduced by Robert De Niro in the 1980s Furious bull.
Jake LaMotta died in a nursing home from complications from pneumonia, his wife said TMZ.
Based on his 1970 memoirs, Furious bull depicts an emotional fighter struggling with life outside the ring.
Furious bull, directed by Martin Scorsese, won the Robert De Niro Award for Best Actor at the Oscars.
Born on July 10, 1922 to Italian parents in the Bronx area of New York, Jake LaMotta was involved in boxing after being rejected by the U.S. military for medical reasons.
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Sports commentators praised his readiness to endure a brutal beating to get close enough to deal the best blows to his opponent.
His endurance in the ring, which he perfected during his prison sentence, earned Jake LaMota the nickname “The Bronx Bull.”
Jake Lamotta first won national recognition two years after landing the professional boxing chain when he gave Sugar Ray Robinson his first defeat in 1943.
His rough style and strong chin make him one of the most famous boxing fighters in the 1940s and 1950s, when boxing was one of the most popular sports in the country.
After opposing the Mafia’s efforts to control him, Jake Lamota later admitted that he had deliberately lost a battle on the orders of mobsters in 1947, which led to his removal from the sport.
According to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the record in Jake LaMota’s career is 83 wins, 19 losses, 4 draws and 30 knockouts.
After retiring from the ring in 1954, Jake LaMota continued to star in several films, also touring as a comedian.