December 17, 2015 / 2:22 PM / in 2 years

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

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

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.”

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