The sport lost one of it’s greatest warriors in the form of Jake LaMotta but as you can see from these tributes, he’ll never be forgotten.
Jake LaMotta nicknamed ‘The Raging Bull’ could have been up there for perhaps one of the toughest ever men to lace up a pair of gloves.
A fighter who could push through pain and fight in the trenches with the best of them.
His passing yesterday has brought a wealth of tributes from around the globe of boxing to the forefront.
Such was the significance of his impact not just in the ring – but also for his life’s portrayal in the Oscar winning ‘Raging Bull’ film – that his life story was played by Robert De Niro in.
Since the news came in, here are some of the tributes that have been paid from the boxing world to one of the true greats of the sport:
— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) September 20, 2017
— Gorilla Productions (@GPboxing) September 20, 2017
#RIP Jake LaMotta, the Raging Bull. He was 95. Maybe toughest fighter of all-time.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) September 20, 2017
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) September 20, 2017
Jake LaMotta (in his 90's) describing his battles in the ring with Sugar Ray Robinson. What a man he was ?R.I.P Champ pic.twitter.com/nLyxbhwaW2
— Boxing Legends TV (@BoxingLegendsTV) September 20, 2017
RIP Jake LaMotta. You will be missed by a great number of fans and loved ones. God bless the family.
— Roy Jones Jr. (@RealRoyJonesJr) September 20, 2017
— Guillermo Rigondeaux (@RigoElChacal305) September 20, 2017
Jake LaMotta after losing a fight. He went 83-19 and still lived to be 95 after taking beatings like this. pic.twitter.com/xEmRrXVJSy
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) September 20, 2017
dies at 95. #RIP
— Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) September 20, 2017
Jake LaMotta fought TWENTY times in his first year as a professional. Ten of those fights were against opponents with winning records.
— Tom Craze (@TomCraze) September 20, 2017
RIP to 1 of the greats Jake lamotta thank you for your inspiration in the sport and some great fights you was the definition of warrior ❤️? pic.twitter.com/Fw8ms4M09L
— Lyon Woodstock Jr. (@LyonWoodstockJr) September 20, 2017