|Name Joseph LaMotta|
Died September 2, 1998
Martial art Boxing
|Role Jake LaMotta's son|
Parents Jake LaMotta
Uncles Joey LaMotta
|Similar People Jake LaMotta, Joey LaMotta, Vikki LaMotta|
Joseph LaMotta (c. October 11, 1948 – September 2, 1998) was the son of former middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta and his second wife Vikki LaMotta.
Like his father, Joseph LaMotta took up boxing, going so far as to compete on the amateur boxing circuit. He entered some Golden Gloves competitions. Joe LaMotta was a FHSAA State HS Wrestling State Champion while wrestling for Miami Norland Sr High School in 1966 and he and his team were State Champions his junior year in High School. In 1967 he and his teammates finished second to Miami Coral Park High School, coached by Dwight Witty. Coral Park defeated Norland in the sold-out dual meet with people looking in from the roof. Anyone who was there will always remember that even the official and wrestlers stopped to see Joe's mother, the beautiful Vikki LaMotta, making her entrance into the gym. Joe got upset by Louis Wallen that night. He was also unable to defend his individual State title at 167 pounds; during the 1967 FHSAA State finals he was beaten by the famous Doc Blanchard's son Paul Blanchard.
Joe LaMotta was convicted of trafficking cocaine, for which he served half of his five-year sentence.
Joe LaMotta was the president of LaMotta Foods, Inc. His last creation was a product called LaMotta Tomatta Sauce.
Joseph LaMotta died at the age of 49 aboard Swissair Flight 111 when it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coastal town of Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. He was headed to Geneva to promote LaMotta Tomatta Sauce. His father filed suit against Swissair and Boeing, which a year earlier had acquired McDonnell Douglas, the manufacturer of the MD-11 aircraft that crashed.