Fan forums are a breeding ground for discussing hypothetical situations.
And that’s exactly what fight fans did when a user took to UKC Forums to pose the question of who would win if Bruce Lee and Mike Tyson went toe-to-toe.
In their day, the two men were titans of their respective disciplines.
Lee, a martial artist and actor, became a household name with his performance in the 1973 action film Enter the Dragon.
Tyson, Lee’s opponent in the imaginary clash, was a heavyweight boxer known for his power and use of the ‘peek-a-boo’ defence technique.
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Despite Tyson’s power, fans seemed split on who would emerge victorious.
“Bruce Lee without a doubt. He was silly fast,” user Krank argued.
“If Tyson got in one big fat jab, it’d have been curtains,” said Blueshound, the user who initially started the discussion.
Taking a more diplomatic stance, one fan highlighted that it depended on whose turf the fight was taking place: “Bruce Lee if it were a street fight. Tyson if it were a boxing match. Simple really.”
As it turns out, Lee once thought about the prospect of fighting a heavyweight boxer and admitted it wouldn’t end well for him.
In the 1987 book, The Making of Enter the Dragon, director Robert Clause recalls a conversation he had with the martial arts expert about boxing legend Muhammed Ali.
“Bruce knew he could never win a fight against Ali. ‘Look at my hand,’ he [Bruce] said. ‘That’s a little Chinese hand. He’d kill me.’”
Still, fans won’t let Lee’s modesty stop them from dreaming.News Now - Sport News