Truth: Chieh Yuan beat Thai boxing Champion not BruceMarch 9 2017 at 10:39 AM
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Bruce did fight Thai stuntmen who were Thai boxers during the filming of the BOSS in Thailand. This was backup by stuntmen Bee Chan and Tony Liu.
But he didn’t engage in a secret match with a Thai boxing champ as research shows the witness Chan Ah Kim (a Thai Chinese) and the box champ, Chachoy, never exist. It was a rumor published in the 70s HK magazine.
In fact, it was Chieh Yuan who beat a Thai boxing Champ while filming in location in Thailand. He confirmed in one of his last interviews in 1976 when asked about GAME and his martial arts feats (Nick's article: http://www.network54.com/Forum/256969/message/1438973340/Chieh+Yuan+Article+-+Rare+Interview+with+The+Game+of+Death+co-star). Somehow, people changed the main lead in this real story from Chieh to Bruce.
However, Chieh was humble enough not to elaborate further in order to avoid embarrassing the other party. Chieh said it had already passed and he didn’t want to say too much about it. Besides being a bodybuilding champ in mid 60s in both Malaysia and HK, Chieh also practiced Karate and Thai Boxing. He won the HK Goju Karate Free Sparring Champion in 1969 and had his own martial arts school in HK known as “Southeast Asia Martial Arts Institute” which he taught a mixture of Karate, Thai boxing, Kung Fu together with his self-found techniques.
Re: Truth: Chieh Yuan beat Thai boxing Champion not Bruce - KFMan on Mar 9, 2017, 5:25 PM