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RIP Jake LaMotta

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Meacon    18,140

Such a bad ass. I love the line that punches to him were like "ball bearings off a battleship". One tough s.o.b. RIP Bull

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Bobfoc    3,378

I appreciate that this won't be to everyone's taste, so I apologise for that, but here's the story of Doug Stanhope's interactions with Jake LaMotta during the later years of his life. Having listened to some of LaMotta's most recent interviews, this really isn't much of an exaggeration at all. Yes, it's crude, raunchy comedy, but it describes how he was still having fun well into his 90s.

 

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VerBlood Drive    7,927

Damn, dude lived a long time. He was a bastard as a young man but I think really regretted it as time wore on. He had some great fights with Sugar Ray Robinson that are worth watching.

His biography is a good read for anybody interested. And obviously, Raging Bull is a great film. 

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