‘Is that when he broke his finger?’: Video emerges of Mike Tyson showing Ip Man boxing moves on film set

Hardcore fans of kung fu movies must have devoured the entire filmography of IP Man movies. Some might even name this series as their favorite. As an iconic film series, it has spawned countless iconic scenes. One of the Ip Man movies dedicated to the Facebook community of Wing Chun fans released some behind the scenes clips of the Ip Man 3 movie. This particular scene was probably one of the most iconic in the martial arts movies, with Ip Man fighting Mike Tyson on screen. The scene caused quite a stir among fans and raised many concerns for the actor portraying Ip Man on screen. However, actor Donnie Yen allayed any concerns and applauded Tyson.

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Mike Tyson Accidentally Broke Donnie Yen’s Finger On Set!

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Donnie Yen showered compliments on the former heavyweight boxing champion for his professionalism. He didn’t deny that Tyson’s punches struck fear into his soul. In fact, he was amazed by the intensity of these powerful blows, even while shooting. As seen in the video, Yen explained that Tyson wanted to keep it real so the scenes felt more organic and impactful. Tyson coached Yen appropriately on set. Which later resulted in a broken little finger of his, which admittedly was an accident.

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Mike Tyson tried to keep his scene with Donnie Yen in Ip Man 3 as real as possible

The team that choreographed the fight agreed with Tyson as his message aligned with their ideals. They wanted to put Wing Chun and the intricacies of boxing on the same pedestal. Therefore, they tended to make the scene as realistic as possible. Yen complied, as did Tyson.

How did fans react to Tyson and Donnie Yen’s rehearsal video?

Yen’s explanation has intrigued fans, some even worried. A fan named Duane Royster asked, “Is that where he broke his finger?” Fans, on the other hand, appreciated Tyson. Many of them referred to him as “The real-life GOAT”. Fans took this opportunity to praise Tyson for his lightning-fast hand and footwork. Some even called him the most powerful boxer they had ever seen.

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Mike Tyson rehearses with Donnie Yen for Ip Man 3

While Tyson received plenty of praise, Yen was hailed by his fans as one of the all-time greats of martial arts movies. Yen has truly taken martial arts films to new heights thanks to his four Ip Man films. He showed his skills in John Wick: Chapter 4 by also playing the role of a blind assassin.

Who do you think will win in a street brawl between Mike Tyson and Donnie Yen? Let us know in the comments.

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Chris Estrada

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