Joey LaMotta

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Joey LaMotta
Born (1925-04-27)April 27, 1925
Died December 29, 1991(1991-12-29) (aged 66)
Nationality American

Giuseppe "Joey" LaMotta (April 27, 1925 – December 29, 1991)[1] was the younger brother and one time manager of former world middleweight boxing champion, Jake LaMotta.

LaMotta also boxed for a short time in 1945 and 1946. His record was 32 wins (22 KOs), 5 losses (1 KO), and 2 draws. His son, John LaMotta, fought in the heavyweight-novice class of the 2001 Golden Gloves championship tournament.[2] Joey LaMotta was portrayed by Joe Pesci in Raging Bull, the 1980 film that portrayed his brother's turbulent life and career.


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