Originally Posted by China_hand_Joe
I reckon the head-snapping slaps should be enough. They aren't heavy, but they do the job. Those shots could discourage a lion.
This is why we differ where LaMotta is concerned. LaMotta is not a lion. He is a freak. Whether you beleive he is punishing himself or belive he is near invulnerable to punishment i'd say "fair enough" - but your approach to him is not accurate.
LaMotta has to be stopped. He can't be discouraged. You must stop him while he is upon his feet if you want him to stop punching you. Then put him down before he re-ignites.
There is no peak film of LaMotta, I think I am right in saying, but i'm happy to match him with the VI guy (allowing for the fact that he would be at 168 and not weight drained).