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Dan Inosanto is one of the most revered guys in martial arts, a real gentleman. He has said in print interviews: "Without naming names, I can say that Bruce sparred with the top names in tournaments, and they were not match for him. While I didn't see him spar with Joe Lewis, others (credible witnesses) have told me, "It was like Ali (that would be Bruce) against a Golden Gloves boxer (that would be Joe, strictly no contest" A Los Angeles sports writer visited when Bruce was training with Mike Stone, Chuck Norris.... possibly also Joe Lewis. You can hear this in some of BL documentaries where he reads from the newspaper account: "This guy Bruce Lee handles these guys like playthings. It's really scary." (paraphrasing).Hey thanks for that article, never read that before, good stuff from Chuck. I'll have to read up on this cat Delgado.
Just an opinion... Lewis could have been envious of Norris' bank account.I don't believe Lewis was envious of Norris, starring in corny Total Gym infomercials and riding on Sly Stallone's roided out shoulders in Expendables 2, endorsing right-wing nuts, being mocked nightly by Conan O'brien. It's safe to say Norris is not quite icon status.
I suppose that Delgado had faced Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris, etc. in tournaments? So if he said that BL was the toughest guy he'd ever faced, that's a comment on the other guys.Hey thanks for that article, never read that before, good stuff from Chuck. I'll have to read up on this cat Delgado.
One, this is a Bruce Lee site, so some people would care, some may not! Two, there is the 'historical' interest, since there have been charges by some people of that era that Bruce was not a real fighter. If he was just a good screen fighter, well, that would make him OK as a movie star. However, if he was a real fighter, that makes him unique in movie history. I think it was one (or two) of the ETD producers who said, "Had Bruce lived, he would be untouchable by any other action star, because he could really do it. No quick cuts." If BL was just a screen star, that makes him interesting. But if he was the real deal, that puts him in a different league. The question whether he was the real deal as a fighter may not matter to some, but it matters to others.What is the point of this type of talk? Bruce Lee vs Joe Lewis, Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee vs Ronda Rousey...who cares?