In Fighting for Life, you will learn of the life of Jake LaMotta. He was the one-time middleweight champion of the world who competed in more than a hundred professional fights. Forced as a youth to fight for money, LaMotta emerged to make boxing a profession. LaMotta was a wildly popular fighter in his home Bronx, New York. He was nicknamed the Bronx Bull for the heart he showed in the ring and his ability to go toe-to-toe with slicker boxers. When he stepped in the ring he had an indomitable nature, which he sometimes forgot to leave in the ring. His boxing mentality, which took over, inspired the Academy Award-winning movie, Raging Bull. Fighting For Life remembers LaMotta and his matches against the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson. Their matches are regarded as one of the most spectacular series of bouts between two top fighters. LaMotta was enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Until the end of his life in 2017, he remained active in writing and film endeavors and in demand for sports autograph shows.
About the Author
Lew Freedman is the author of more than ninety books including dozens of biographies for adult and school-aged readers. He also enjoyed a long career as a journalist and newspaper editor for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Anchorage Daily News.