BRUCE Lee could have been a world champion in boxing, according to George Foreman, one of the legends in the sport.
On the fifth anniversary of his death, a book called Bruce Lee: The Life and Times of a Legend was published.
Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend reveals the life of the legend Bruce Lee
George Foreman said that watching Bruce Lee live gave him chills.
Lee, who was 80 when he died from a brain injury in 1973, would have been 80 today.
Foreman revealed that he was captivated by Lee's films and felt "chills" after watching them.
The 73-year old claims that Lee could have been a huge success in the sport where his name was well-known.
SunSport saw an excerpt of the book and Foreman stated that Bruce Lee was a great athlete who could have been a great boxer.
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He could have been anyone. He would have been a boxing champ in his weight class.
"I can recall being in Hawaii in 1973, and going in to see Enter the Dragon.
"When I walked out of the movie, I felt chills all over my body!"
"I was the heavyweight world champion, but all that I could think of was wow!
"I was shocked!" All the audience was stunned. Bruce Lee changed everything!"
Foreman believes Lee's "lasting impression" will be felt 50 years later for his "box office appearance and his action skills".
His founding of Jeet Kune Do, a martial art that requires minimal effort and produces extreme results, is credited as paving the way to MMA.
At 48, Foreman quit boxing and became a two-time champion heavyweight with a record of 76 wins (and five losses).
Bruce Lee by Fiaz Rafiq: The Life of a Legend is now available in bookstores and Amazon