Jake LaMotta vs Randolph Turpin At MW

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Jake LaMotta vs Randolph Turpin At MW

  1. LaMotta By PTS

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  2. LaMotta By KO/TKO

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  3. Draw

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  4. Turpin By PTS

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  5. Turpin By KO/TKO

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  1. sas6789

    sas6789 Well-Known Member Full Member

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  2. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Member Full Member

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    LaMotta on points.
     
  3. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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  4. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    The Turpin of the first Robinson fight defeats the LaMotta of the sixth Robinson fight. The best Turpin might have been able to defeat the best LaMotta, but Turpin's "window of greatness" was shorter than LaMotta's and his decline more precipitous. LaMotta was at his best from 1942 to 1950, Turpin from '48 to '51.
     
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  5. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    I’m a big fan of both. Everything you need to know about Turpin can be found in books and documentaries. The deciding factor for me was Randy comes across as a bit slow as a person. Massive talent. But in a sport where tiny margins make all the difference I favour Jake. A more ruthless character with the right temperament. I would probably enjoy a drink with Randy more than Jake though.
     
  6. Balder

    Balder Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Both Great fighters - But I have Lamotta as just a little better in his prime, so he gets a decision.