Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson team up for new kung fu movie

Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:19am EST
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HONG KONG - - Actor Donnie Yen says boxer Mike Tyson was "very easy to work with" on the set of "Ip Man 3", a kung fu movie inspired by the life of Bruce Lee's trainer.

The movie is a mash up of east-meets-west -- Tyson's character tries to take over the city, prompting Yen's kung fu master character to take a stand.

"Working with Mike Tyson has been a pleasure and an honor. First of all I'm his boxing fan, a big fan," Yen said at an event promoting the film.

"He's actually very professional and very easy to work with and we had a really good time."

Former heavyweight boxing world champion Mike Tyson (L) and Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen arrive at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival June 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Aly Song