Originally Posted by hdog
According to Robinson he wanted LaMotta to punch himself out. Can't always believe fighters but Robinson discusses it here on "The Way It Was" at about the 7 minute mark:
That was amazing. Thank you! The film I have, which is the television broadcast, is from the other side of the ring. The film they show here reveals so much because it's at a different angle. The shots from the angle I have make it look like Robinson is getting plastered, but I can see now that he was rolling extremely well. He and Moore were great at that ****. I love listening to Jake and Sugar Ray talking. Very very cool, hdog.