12+ Jake LaMotta Quotes On Fighting, Raging Bull And Sugar Ray Robinson

The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic. — Jake LaMotta

You can't go into the ring and be a nice guy. I would go a month, two months, without having sex. It worked for me because it made me a vicious animal. You can't fight if you have any compassion or anything like that. — Jake LaMotta

In my whole career, I've never really gotten hurt. The only ones that really hurt me were my wives. — Jake LaMotta

I fought Sugar [Ray Robinson] so many times that I'm lucky I didn't get diabetes — Jake LaMotta

On the way here this guy steps up to us and says, 'Would you like to join Jehovah's Witnesses?' and Rocky (Graziano) says 'I didn't see nuttin!' — Jake LaMotta

You punch like you take it up the ass. — Jake LaMotta

Besides Bob Satterfield, the only ones who ever hurt me were my ex-wives. — Jake LaMotta

I read the Romans had bread and circuses. We had home relief and boxing. — Jake LaMotta

I was so good at boxing because I worked hard. I worked harder than anybody. When other boxers used to box in the gym, three or four rounds, I used to box 10-20 rounds. — Jake LaMotta

There's no way I'm goin' down. I don't go down for nobody. — Jake LaMotta

I fought Sugar Ray so often, I almost got diabetes. — Jake LaMotta

I fought Sugar Ray so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic. — Jake LaMotta

Life Lessons by Jake LaMotta

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  1. Jake LaMotta's hard work and dedication to his craft demonstrate the importance of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity.
  2. His refusal to give up despite numerous defeats demonstrates the importance of never giving up and always striving to improve.
  3. His willingness to take risks and challenge himself show the importance of pushing boundaries and taking risks to reach one's goals.

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