When Donnie Yen meets Mike Tyson

Date Posted: 09 May 2015

Donnie Yen (left) and Mike Tyson to fight in "Ip Man 3".

9 May – After much anticipation, Hong Kong's "Strongest Man in the Universe" Donnie Yen was finally united with the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson.

As reported on Mingpao News, the two men recently attended the press conference of "Ip Man 3" in Shanghai to talk about their upcoming fight in the film.

Donnie, who claims to be a big fan of Tyson, stated that he has watched all of Tyson's fights before, and that the boxing champion's appearance will be the highlight of the upcoming film.

When asked how he will prepare for their duel, Donnie stated, "We all know Mike Tyson can kill a cow with a punch, so I will try to be in my best condition, physically and mentally."

Donnie said he hopes that the two of them will create one of the best fighting scenes in film history.

Meanwhile, Tyson revealed that Donnie has now become one of his favourite actors, after watching the previous instalments of the "Ip Man" franchise. He has also fallen in love with the Chinese martial arts, Wing Chun.

The two stars also exchanged gifts during the event, with Tyson giving Donnie a pair of sparring boxing gloves, while the martial arts actor gave Tyson a wooden sparring dummy.

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Writer: Heidi Hsia

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