Boxing Great says Bruce Lee could have been world champion boxer

The Legend of Bruce Lee in many ways inspired the beginning of Mixed Martial Arts. But according to one boxing great, Lee could’ve relied just on striking and become a boxing world champion.

One of the greatest boxers of all time, George Foreman recently praised Bruce lee.

Bruce Lee has been in the news as of late due to the popularity of the book dedicated to the lifelong martial artist titled ‘Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend’. The book was released back in 2020 on the anniversary of his death.

Lee was also a popular topic in the fall out of the Manson family inspired movie Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Lee, who died in 1973 after suffering a brain injury, would have been 80 on July 20, 2020.

George Foreman recently discussed Lee and reveled that Lee’s movies had given him “chills”. Foreman is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist but he made most of his wealth thanks to the infamous George Foreman Grill.

Foreman suffered his first professional loss to Muhammad Ali in the iconic Rumble in the Jungle in 1974.

In an excerpt from the book seen by SunSport, Foreman said:

“Bruce Lee was a good athlete and he could’ve been a good boxer.

“He could have been anything. In his weight class, he would have been a boxing champion.

“I remember I was in Hawaii in 1973 and I went in to see the movie Enter the Dragon.

“When I walked out after the movie, on all my back I had chills on me!

“I was the heavyweight champion of the world, by the way, but all I could think was, wow!