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Mike Tyson Vs Bruce Lee: Fan Asked Who Would Win In A Dream Fight

Mike Tyson Vs Bruce Lee: Fan Asked Who Would Win In A Dream Fight

A fight fan created quite the online stir by asking who would win out of a fight between Mike Tyson and Bruce Lee.

User blueshound created a post in 2007 on UKC Forums to ask who would emerge victorious out of the boxing legend and martial arts icon.

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And many fans threw their full support behind Lee ahead of 'Iron Mike.'

UKC Forums user krank argued: "Bruce lee without a doubt. He was silly fast."

While blueshound suggested: "I say if Bruce managed to avoid all Tyson's punches, he could have done some serious damage. But if Tyson got in one big fat jab, it'd have been curtains."

Someone else said: "Bruce Lee if it were a street fight. Tyson if it were a boxing match. Simple really."

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A fourth added: "bruce would one inch punch tyson clean out [sic]."

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However, many fight fans backed Tyson for his ferocious punching power and ability to take hits from his opponent.

User niggle said: "I suspect that Tyson's ability to take punishment and keep going combined with his massive stopping power would win the day. Lee was certainly much faster than Tyson, but that's not to say the big guy was any slouch. I just don't think that Lee's lighter frame would be able to take the sort of battering Tyson could hand out."

Someone else argued: "You think a one-inch punch from Bruce Lee is harder than a world-class heavyweight's cross? No way! And Tyson can take a few of them."

While nastyned wrote: "Tyson easily I would have thought. He must be about twice the size."

A fourth said: "Wasn't Lee once asked how he'd do in a fight with Mohammed [sic] Ali? I seem to remember that he thought Ali would probably win."

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Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse admitted that Lee, real name Lee Jun-fan, spoke about the possible outcome of a fight with the legendary Muhammad Ali.

According to Clouse's 1987 book The Making of Enter the Dragon, the former actor said Ali would "kill me" in a fight.

He explained: "Another time Yeung, aka [Bolo] went to see Bruce at Golden Harvest Studios. Bruce was screening a Cassius Clay [Muhammad Ali] documentary.

"Ali was world heavyweight champion at the time and Bruce saw him as the greatest fighter of them all.

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"The documentary showed Ali in several of his fights. Bruce set up a wide full-length mirror to reflect Ali's image from the screen. Bruce was looking into the mirror, moving along with Ali.

"Bruce's right hand followed Ali's right hand, Ali's left foot followed Bruce's left foot. Bruce was fighting in Ali's shoes.

"'Everybody says I must fight Ali someday.' Bruce said, 'I'm studying every move he makes. I'm getting to know how he thinks and moves.'

"Bruce knew he could never win a fight against Ali. 'Look at my hand,' he said. 'That's a little Chinese hand. He'd kill me.'"

Lee died in Hong Kong in 1973, aged 32, from cerebral edema that could have been caused by a reaction to prescription painkillers.

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Topics: mike tyson, Boxing News, MMA News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Iron Mike, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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