Who would win in a fight: Bruce Lee or Mohammed Ali?

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  1. jreuter profile image80
    jreuterposted 13 years ago

    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.


  2. independentwriter profile image60
    independentwriterposted 13 years ago

    I would have to say that it would be Bruce Lee!

  3. mcrawford76 profile image88
    mcrawford76posted 13 years ago

    I don't think Ali would have been able to touch him. Bruce Lee would have torn him apart.

  4. Walt Smith profile image61
    Walt Smithposted 13 years ago

    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

  5. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    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.

  6. Rooskaya profile image45
    Rooskayaposted 13 years ago

    Only Bruce Lee would win.No one can match him.

  7. Dexter Yarbrough profile image69
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 13 years ago

    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.

  8. Ashantina profile image59
    Ashantinaposted 13 years ago

    No doubt Mr Bruce Lee!!!

  9. EltMrx profile image61
    EltMrxposted 13 years ago

    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...

  10. profile image51
    lightpeakposted 13 years ago

    Bruce Lee for sure ,no two opinions on that.

  11. ianjonas profile image68
    ianjonasposted 13 years ago

    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..).

  12. larry1987 profile image54
    larry1987posted 13 years ago

    Bruce Lee of course, he was an hero in China...

  13. SpikeTheLobster profile image60
    SpikeTheLobsterposted 13 years ago

    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.

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    Digsposted 13 years ago

    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!

  15. HealthyPetNetwork profile image61
    HealthyPetNetworkposted 13 years ago

    I seriously doubt Ali would have stood a chance

  16. dosborne08 profile image66
    dosborne08posted 13 years ago

    I love Mohammed but would have to give it to Bruce Lee. His quickness would prevail.

  17. keeponfalling profile image36
    keeponfallingposted 13 years ago

    I vote for Bruce Lee, technical, surprise hit, speed, force and fear Mohammed Ali will be K.O.

  18. HCGexpert profile image58
    HCGexpertposted 13 years ago

    Bruce Lee was probably the greatest single "fighter" master in the last century, so obviously he'd win.

  19. nifty@50 profile image69
    nifty@50posted 13 years ago

    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.

  20. WindMaestro profile image58
    WindMaestroposted 13 years ago

    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, smile

  21. celebritie profile image69
    celebritieposted 13 years ago

    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.

  22. Ellenzhou profile image58
    Ellenzhouposted 13 years ago

    Of course it is Bruce Lee! He is the greatest one ever!

  23. sylviastone29 profile image60
    sylviastone29posted 13 years ago

    Definitely it is Bruce Lee! He was the master of Kongfu.

  24. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 13 years ago

    In terms of Kung Fu, Bruce Lee has the advantage over Mohammed Ali.

  25. seoever profile image61
    seoeverposted 13 years ago

    If i'll have some spare time, i can beat both of them. Lol
    Just kidding.

    Bruce Lee for sure.

  26. profile image0
    vinsanityposted 13 years ago

    Bruce Lee would. He is much faster and also quite deadly. Now if Ali got Bruce, then he would for sure defeat him.

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    Aka Professor Mposted 13 years ago

    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!

  28. profile image49
    Jeremymichiganposted 13 years ago

    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

  29. profile image0
    Lesleysherwoodposted 13 years ago

    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.

  30. nancyme profile image60
    nancymeposted 13 years ago

    Definitely, Bruce Lee. He's quick and more skilled than Mohammed Ali.

  31. profile image0
    James E.posted 13 years ago

    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

  32. Darknlovely3436 profile image70
    Darknlovely3436posted 13 years ago

    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.

  33. wingedcentaur profile image63
    wingedcentaurposted 13 years ago

    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.

  34. Porshadoxus profile image59
    Porshadoxusposted 13 years ago

    Bruce Lee was way too fast for Ali. I wouldn't even place a bet on that fight.

  35. Kaddam profile image59
    Kaddamposted 13 years ago

    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.

  36. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 12 years ago

    Since Bruce is dead and Ali has MS it would be a draw.

    1. jreuter profile image80
      jreuterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Obviously you failed to read the entire question.

  37. whoisbid profile image59
    whoisbidposted 12 years ago

    There is no doubt that Mohammed Ali would pulverize Bruce Lee. If you have any experience with real fighting you will know why

  38. Rai 18 profile image58
    Rai 18posted 12 years ago

    Bruce Lee, for sure.  He has fantastic skills and is quick.

  39. profile image0
    cjnileskiposted 6 years ago

    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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