circa 1949: World Middleweight champion Jake La Motta in the ring with Robert Villemain during their 12-round bout at Madison Square Garden, New York. La Motta was declared the winner to the crowds's disappointment. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Boxer who was the subject of "Raging Bull" has died at 95 years old


Jake LaMotta, the boxer who Robert De Niro depicted in "Raging Bull," has passed away at the age of 95 after complications from pneumonia, per Sports Illustrated.

LaMotta was 83-19 over his career, and turned professional at just 19 years old.

The Bronx, New York native won the Middleweight Championship in 1949, but is most known for his six fights with Sugar Ray Robinson.


Robinson won five of the six bouts, but no fight was completely one-sided, as LaMotta dropped his opponent multiple times.

De Niro won an Academy Award for his portrayal, and Martin Scorsese won an Oscar.

According to TMZ, via the report, LaMotta's condition deteriorated in recent weeks and his family removed a feeding tube this week.