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Jake LaMotta Record

Total Fights106
Title Wins3
Title Defenses2
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins30
KO Losses4
Jake LaMotta Record & Stats
Jake LaMotta's Record
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      What is Jake LaMotta's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and one month, Jake LaMotta fought 106 times with 83 wins, 19 losses, and 4 draws.

      LaMotta retired from professional boxing with a record of 83-19-4, which included three middleweight world-title wins and two successful title defense fights. He had a 28.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 30 of his total 106 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. LaMotta suffered four knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Sugar Ray Robinson in a middleweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round split decision defeat to Billy Kilgore on April 14, 1954.

      Some of LaMotta's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Marcel Cerdan, Holman Williams, Fritzie Zivic, and Sugar Ray Robinson), Laurent Dauthuille, Chuck Hunter, Dick Wagner, Tiberio Mitri, George Costner, and Bob Satterfield.

      106Apr 14, 195431Billy KilgoreLossSD
      105Apr 3, 195431Al McCoyWinKO1
      104Mar 11, 195431Johnny PretzieWinTKO4
      103Dec 31, 195230Danny NardicoLossRTD7
      102Jun 11, 195229Bob MurphyWinUD
      101May 21, 195229Gene HairstonWinUD
      100Apr 9, 195229Norman HayesWinUD
      99Mar 5, 195229Gene HairstonDrawPTS
      98Jan 28, 195229Norman HayesLossSD
      97Jun 27, 195128Bob MurphyLossRTD7
      96Feb 14, 195128Sugar Ray RobinsonLoss *TKO13
      95Sep 13, 195028Laurent DauthuilleWin *KO15
      94Jul 12, 195028Tiberio MitriWin *UD
      93May 4, 195027Joe TaylorWinUD
      92Mar 28, 195027Chuck HunterWinTKO6
      91Feb 3, 195027Dick WagnerWinTKO9
      90Dec 9, 194927Robert VillemainLossUD
      89Jun 16, 194926Marcel CerdanWin *RTD9
      88May 18, 194926Joey DeJohnWinTKO8
      87Apr 18, 194926O'Neill BellWinTKO4
      86Mar 25, 194926Robert VillemainWinSD
      85Feb 21, 194926Laurent DauthuilleLossUD
      84Dec 3, 194826Tommy YaroszWinUD
      83Oct 18, 194826Vern LesterWinSD
      82Oct 1, 194826Johnny ColanWinTKO10
      81Sep 7, 194826Burl CharityWinTKO5
      80Jun 1, 194825Ken StriblingWinTKO5
      79Nov 14, 194725Billy FoxLossTKO4
      78Sep 3, 194725Cecil HudsonLossSD
      77Jun 6, 194724Tony JaniroWinUD
      76Mar 14, 194724Tommy BellWinUD
      75Dec 6, 194624Anton RaadikWinUD
      74Oct 25, 194624O'Neill BellWinKO2
      73Sep 12, 194624Bob SatterfieldWinKO7
      72Aug 7, 194624Holman WilliamsWinUD
      71Jun 13, 194623Jimmy EdgarDrawPTS
      70May 24, 194623Joe ReddickWinUD
      69Mar 29, 194623Marcus LockmanWinUD
      68Jan 11, 194623Tommy BellWinUD
      67Dec 7, 194523Charley ParhamWinTKO6
      66Nov 23, 194523Walter WoodsWinKO8
      65Nov 13, 194523Coolidge MillerWinKO3
      64Sep 26, 194523Sugar Ray RobinsonLossSD
      63Sep 7, 194523George KochanWinTKO9
      62Aug 10, 194523Jose BasoraWinTKO9
      61Jul 6, 194522Tommy BellWinUD
      60Apr 27, 194522Bert LytellWinSD
      59Apr 20, 194522Vic DellicurtiWinUD
      58Mar 26, 194522George CostnerWinKO6
      57Mar 19, 194522Lou SchwartzWinKO1
      56Feb 23, 194522Sugar Ray RobinsonLossUD
      55Nov 3, 194422George KochanWinTKO9
      54Sep 29, 194422George KochanWinUD
      53Apr 21, 194421Lloyd MarshallLossUD
      52Mar 31, 194421Lou WoodsWinSD
      51Mar 17, 194421Coley WelchWinUD
      50Feb 25, 194421Ossie HarrisWinSD
      49Jan 28, 194421Ossie HarrisWinSD
      48Jan 14, 194421Fritzie ZivicWinUD
      47Nov 12, 194321Fritzie ZivicWinSD
      46Oct 11, 194321Johnny WalkerWinTKO2
      45Sep 17, 194321Jose BasoraWinUD
      44Jul 12, 194321Fritzie ZivicLossSD
      43Jun 10, 194320Fritzie ZivicWinSD
      42May 12, 194320Tony FerraraWinKO6
      41Mar 30, 194320Ossie HarrisWinUD
      40Mar 19, 194320Jimmy ReevesWinKO6
      39Feb 26, 194320Sugar Ray RobinsonLossUD
      38Feb 5, 194320Sugar Ray RobinsonWinUD
      37Jan 22, 194320Charley HayesWinTKO6
      36Jan 15, 194320California Jackie WilsonWinPTS
      35Jan 1, 194320Jimmy EdgarWinSD
      34Nov 6, 194220Henryk ChmielewskiWinUD
      33Oct 20, 194220Bill McDowellWinTKO5
      32Oct 2, 194220Sugar Ray RobinsonLossUD
      31Sep 8, 194220Vic DellicurtiWinPTS
      30Aug 28, 194220Jimmy EdgarWinPTS
      29Jul 28, 194220Lorenzo StricklandWinPTS
      28Jun 16, 194219Jose BasoraLossPTS
      27Jun 2, 194219Vic DellicurtiWinPTS
      26May 12, 194219Jose BasoraDrawPTS
      25Apr 21, 194219Buddy O'DellWinPTS
      24Apr 7, 194219Lou SchwartzWinKO9
      23Mar 18, 194219Lorenzo StricklandWinPTS
      22Mar 3, 194219Frankie JamisonWinPTS
      21Jan 27, 194219Frankie JamisonWinPTS
      20Dec 22, 194119Nate BoldenLossMD
      19Nov 14, 194119Jimmy CasaWinPTS
      18Oct 20, 194119Jimmy ReevesLossUD
      17Oct 7, 194119Lorenzo StricklandWinPTS
      16Sep 24, 194119Jimmy ReevesLossSD
      15Aug 11, 194119Cliff KoerkleWinPTS
      14Aug 5, 194119Joe ShikulaDrawPTS
      13Jul 15, 194119Joe BaynesWinPTS
      12Jun 23, 194118Johnny MorrisWinKO3
      11Jun 16, 194118Lorenzo StricklandWinPTS
      10Jun 9, 194118Lorenzo StricklandWinPTS
      9May 27, 194118Johnny MorrisWinPTS
      8May 20, 194118Johnny CihlarWinPTS
      7Apr 26, 194118Monroe CreweWinPTS
      6Apr 22, 194118Lorne McCarthyWinPTS
      5Apr 15, 194118Stanley GoiczWinPTS
      4Apr 8, 194118Joe FredericksWinTKO1
      3Apr 1, 194118Johnny MorrisWinTKO4
      2Mar 14, 194118Tony GilloWinPTS
      1Mar 3, 194118Charley MackleyWinPTS

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Jake LaMotta (The Raging Bull) was an American professional boxer. He was born in Manhattan, New York, U.S. on July 10, 1922. He was a middleweight world champion. He died on September 19, 2017 at the age of 95 years. LaMotta was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 1941 to 1954.

      LaMotta made his professional boxing debut against Charley Mackley at the age of 18 on March 3, 1941, defeating Mackley via 4 round PTS. He went on to win 12 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 3 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on June 16, 1949 after 88 professional fights, against Marcel Cerdan for the middleweight NBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Cerdan via 9th round RTD to become the middleweight champion of the world.

      LaMotta won one world title at middleweight. For all the details about LaMotta's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      LaMotta had a total of 19 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Billy Kilgore at 31 years of age, on April 14, 1954. LaMotta lost the fight via 10 round split decision.


      LaMotta had a total of four world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and two successful title defenses. He won three of these fights and lost one.

      Title Wins

      Jake LaMotta fought for a middleweight world title in two fights and won both the times, winning one of them via way of stoppage. He won one middleweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 12, 1950Tiberio MitriMiddleweightNYSAC*UD
      Jun 16, 1949Marcel CerdanMiddleweightNBA, The RingRTD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Jake LaMotta had three middleweight world-title defense fights. He won two of them and lost once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 13, 1950Laurent DauthuilleMiddleweightThe RingKO
      Jul 12, 1950Tiberio MitriMiddleweightThe RingUD

      Title Losses

      Jake LaMotta lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Feb 14, 1951Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddleweightThe RingTKO


      LaMotta fought a total of 106 times during his professional career, which includes 4 world-title fights at the middleweight division. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • February 5, 1943: Jake LaMotta puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Sugar Ray Robinson via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • June 16, 1949: LaMotta wins his first world titles by defeating Marcel Cerdan via 9th round RTD. He is now the NBA and The Ring middleweight world champion.


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