Who Wins in a Fight of Bruce Lee vs Mike Tyson? | Explained
In this page we will cover who would win in a street fight of Bruce Lee vs Mike Tyson, and break down each fighter's strengths and weaknesses.
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Who Wins in a Fight Lee or Tyson?
In a street fight, there is no doubt that Mike Tyson beats Bruce Lee easily. Although Lee knows many martial arts and has the speed advantage, Tyson has knocked out 44 of the best heavyweights on the planet throughout his career, and would only need one punch to end the fight.
Bruce Lee stands at 5 ft 7 inches and 140 lbs.
Mike Tyson stands at 5 ft 10 inches and 220 lbs.
A street fight generally lasts less than a minute, which would eliminate any cardio/endurance advantage that Lee had. More importantly, in order to land any meaningful shot, Lee would have to close the distance, right into Tyson's favorite place to be.
Even if Lee was able to land meaningful shots, it would take many consistent and perfect shots to knock out Tyson, as Lee is much lighter than him, and Tyson has eaten shots from heavyweights that were 270 lbs.
The only way that Lee is able to win a fight vs Tyson is by using leg kicks to severely and quickly damage Tyson's legs, to the point that he isn't able to efficiently move.
Shortly after that he can take advantage of a stationary Tyson and begin to land his most effective shots to eventually knock him out.
Who is Bruce Lee?
Bruce Lee is a martial artist, the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a director, actor and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest martial artists of all time. Lee was known for living, breathing and thinking about martial arts every second of his adulthood.
Lee is also famous for teaching martial arts to students who were not of Chinese descent. Decades ago, it was frowned upon to do this, and Lee was a huge step into breaking this stereotype.
Lee also created Jee Kune Do, as a hybrid martial art, explaining that it is 'They style of no style'. He cited that traditional martial arts was too formalized and contained a set of movements that would not be effective in a street fight.
In a street fight, everything is so chaotic as far as what an opponent can do and what the environments and surroundings are. Creating an efficient martial art that would be flexible and able to work in all environments and opponents, while maximizing practicality, speed and efficiency was the goal of JKD.
Who is Mike Tyson?
Mike 'Iron Mike' Tyson is one of the greatest boxers to ever step foot on earth, and the youngest boxer to become the Heavyweight champion. Despite being undersized in the heavyweight division, he would use his unique angles and devastating power to finish his opponents.
Tyson would retire with a record of 50 wins, 6 losses, and 2 no contests. Impressively enough, out of Tyson's 50 wins, 44 of them would be by way of knock out, an 88% knock out rate.