Who would win in a fight: Bruce Lee or Mohammed Ali?
And before you give a sarcastic answer, let's assume Bruce Lee is alive, and that they are both in their prime, say about...30 years old.
I don't think Ali would have been able to touch him. Bruce Lee would have torn him apart.
Ali could knock him out w/1 punch, problem is Mr. Lee could have hit him 20 times while waiting for that punch...Lee all the way...W
i think Bruce would win. Ali was an awesome fighter but Bruce used more then fists to fight and he learned from his opponent as he faught him.
Bruce Lee would seem to have an advantage, but Ali was a smarter fighter. Ali would have taken the hits and when Lee thought he was winning, Ali would surprise him with a finishing blow. Ali by a small margin.
I would love to see this! Hands down Bruce Lee. But I'd like to see this fight a few times. In a UFC cage with a Ref and a no holds barred street fight. I think Ali is stronger but Lee might have a speed advantage...
In the field of unarmed combat, the Chinese Kung Fu is still the best weaponless self defense compared to other forms of fighting method ever known to man. It involves speed, strength, stamina, dscipline and technique not found in other art of fighting. It is ridiculously impossible to bring boxing up to the level of Kung Fu. Boxing is way too slow for Kung Fu, boxing is comparable to ballet dancing while Kung Fu is hardcore rock music...besides, boxing is limited only on upper limb defenses and for throwing punches unprepared for foot defense, boxing is like fighting while seated on a wheelchair while Kung Fu is a fighting style involving all four human limbs - punch and kick, now how do you think can a boxer stand a chance against a Kung Fu Master when boxing is two legs short on defense?
Kung Fu is centuries old fighting style developed in China previously unknown to the western world, thanks to Bruce Lee for his selfless effort in introducing Chinese Kung Fu to the modern world. Despite ignored, turned down and mocked many times, Bruce Lee's endurance, persistence and determination helped paved the way for the global acceptance and recognition of the Chinese culture through his introduction of Chinese martial arts to the rest of the world which easily propelled the career of his two greatest imitators Jacky Chan and Jet Li who both achieved global box office stardom using Bruce Lee's fame as their stepping stone. (btw: to think that Jacky Chan is merely an acrobat and not a professional martial artist, even his role in karate kid is an absolute mockery of the art of Kung Fu for confusing Chinese Kung Fu with Japanese Karate, as implied by the movie title "karate kid"..LOL..).
Kinda obvious, really. Despite Ali's power and skill, Lee's legs are longer and stronger than his arms. Question of reach. If you've ever seen a boxer in that UFC thing, you'll understand what I mean - a martial art that limits you to only your fists will inevitably fail against one that uses the whole body.
To be effective in self-defense using hands or feet, it is necessary to close with your opponent albeit briefly. Assuming Ali blocked such an effort by Bruce Lee then counter punched, I am afraid Mr. Lee would find himself taking a ten count!
If Ali failed to block effectively then Mr. Lee could seriously injure Ali and close the show shortly thereafter. While all the flying kicks of the martial arts are popularized in media, an opponent with any skill can use such kicks against his adversary easily. Ali would only need one good shot, while Mr. Lee would probably need to land a series of solid blows to finish Ali. My vote goes to Ali!
I love Mohammed but would have to give it to Bruce Lee. His quickness would prevail.
I vote for Bruce Lee, technical, surprise hit, speed, force and fear Mohammed Ali will be K.O.
Bruce Lee was probably the greatest single "fighter" master in the last century, so obviously he'd win.
Boxing rules fight goes to Ali and his superior reach, Street rules (no rules) fight easily goes to Bruce Lee and his quickness and ability to get inside.
Bruce Lee would win no questions asked. For most of his film scenes, the tapes needed to be slowed down to capture the true effectiveness for Bruce Lee's martial arts. Bruce Lee was actually too fast for the naked eye to observe. Also, standing two feet away, Bruce Lee was strong enough and highly trained enough to break an arm bone with one quick punch. Sorry Ali, you were great, but then again, you never faced Bruce Lee,
Wow now that is a loaded question, I would have to say that they are in too different leagues of their own and one would not be able to match the other because of the nature of their individual skills.
Definitely it is Bruce Lee! He was the master of Kongfu.
In terms of Kung Fu, Bruce Lee has the advantage over Mohammed Ali.
If i'll have some spare time, i can beat both of them. Lol
Bruce Lee for sure.
Bruce Lee would. He is much faster and also quite deadly. Now if Ali got Bruce, then he would for sure defeat him.
The premise is these two individuals are having a UFC style fight! If that is your criteria then Mohammed Ali would be at a severe disadvantage. While having admittedly the longer reach, greater body weight and a distinct height advantage, the style that is Boxing would only allow upper body defense and attack which the kicking style and power combined with speed would favor Bruce Lee!
Having done both boxing and MMA I would simply say that the outcome would be defeat for the self proclaimed "Greatest "Ali. Those who realized the power that Bruce Lee generated in his smaller frame would agree that he was formidable and very devastating. Mohammed may have floated like a butterfly and stung like a Bee but he be down and out Cold if he tangled with Bruce Lee!
I am a amature cage fighter and from my experince a boxer does not stand a chance aganist a mixed martial artist " MMA" Bruce lee would smash ali
Bruce Lee without a doubt. If you think about it, a boxer takes many rounds before they knock someone out! Where as Bruce Lee could probably do it much quicker with the skills he had.
Definitely, Bruce Lee. He's quick and more skilled than Mohammed Ali.
Bruce Lee; he is far more skilled in fighting. I love Ali, but I would have to give it to Bruce Lee...I mean, Bruce Lee beat Chuck Norris!!! lol
how can you put even think of comparing Bruce Lee and Ali
two fighters with different skills, I rather stay on outside and throw in the towel, love them both.
I like this question, jreuter. Good move, by the way, in trying to pre-empt sarcastic responses.
Let me say that for prizefighters. Ali was probably "The Greatest." I don't have any problem with that. If the contest were a straight, Queens-de-Marquis (is that how it's spelled?) boxing match, then the edge would have to go to Ali, for his much greater height, weight, physical strength, and reach.
If the contest were a no-holds barred contest, in which one is allowed to use other parts of the body as weapons, then the edge would have to go to the great martial arts master, Bruce Lee, obviously. As far as I know, Ali had no experience in that form of fighting.
Bruce Lee was way too fast for Ali. I wouldn't even place a bet on that fight.
Bruce Lee hands down wins. Muhammed was clumsy as a boxer and his skills were worked upon to improve because his clumsiness hindered him.
Bruce Lee had no clumsiness. His skills were never hindered and naturally improved even when he was pushing himself. Bruce Lee's Lifestyle had immensly influenced both the Military & Sports worlds. The training regiments of both wouldn't have changed without the influence prduced by the inspiration Bruce Lee had on several famous individuals and trainers of Marines, Navy Seals and Green Berets-of whom all said that Bruce Lee inspired them.
There is no doubt that Mohammed Ali would pulverize Bruce Lee. If you have any experience with real fighting you will know why
I'm going with Bruce Lee. I believe his quickness would work to his advantage. Although I think Mohammed Ali is great at what he does, still going with Bruce Lee.
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