Name: LAMOTTA, JAKE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH (1949-PRE FIGHT CERDAN)
History: On June 16, 1949, following a one day delay, at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, middleweight champion Marcel Cerdan defended his title against tough Jake LaMotta. LaMotta stopped Cerdan in the 10th round to win the coveted crown after waiting many years to get a shot at it. LaMotta won the first round, but Cerdan took the second and the third was even. After that it was plain that something was wrong with Cerdan, who had suffered a left shoulder separation when he fell to the canvas from a shove in the first round. LaMotta damaged his left hand in the fifth round, but even in the ninth round he landed 104 blows, whereas Cerdan was scarcely throwing a punch. Cerdan's manager, Jo Longman, stopped the fight at the beginning of the tenth round. Offered here is an original, first generation photograph of Jake LaMotta staring into a crystal ball before this fight trying to see the future (which worked out).
Full description: This is an original, first generation photograph. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Staple holes in corners. Not creased. 8" x 10."
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Photograph - LaMotta, Jake -
Condition: very good
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