In 1962, Bruce Lee landed 15 punches and a kick that knocked out his opponent in a fight that lasted 11 seconds!
Lee was challenged by a man who had a grudge against him in 1962 at a YMCA in Seattle. After being pushed and provoked for months, Lee finally agreed to fight the man who did karate and had a blackbelt in judo. The fight would be three two-minute rounds, with the winner being the one who knocked his opponent down our out in two of the three rounds.
They met at the handball court at the YMCA with Jesse Glover as the referee and Ed Hart as the time keeper. Lee strode into the fight wearing street clothes and held a Wing Chun stance. His opponent arrived in a keikogi, or fighting uniform, and held a karate stance. Lee deflected an initial kick with his right forearm and simultaneously punched the man in the face with his left hand.
He deflected a couple more punches and landed several of his own until he had the man pinned against the wall. The man tried to grab Lee’s arm, but instead he got double fist punch to the chest and face by Lee and then a kick to the nose. The man’s nose started bleeding and got knocked out by the kick, and Glover stopped the fight. Ed Hart said the fight lasted exactly 11 seconds long and Lee got 15 punches and a kick in. They thought he’d killed the man.