Bruce Lee, probably 9 times out of 10 (accounting for the "punchers chance").
Jackie Chan openly admits that his training at the Peking Opera School and training later in life was solely for the sake of his performance career. While he understands the principles of fighting, and could probably take care of himself in a dire situation, he knows he is not a professional martial artist or fighter.
That is why Jackie Chan has relied on several VERY skilled bodyguards, including Muay Thai Kickboxing expert and 7-time free-fighting champion Kenneth Low, to ensure his safety. Hanging out with the entire Sing Ga Ban (Jackie Chan Stunt Team) ensures his safety. They're all tough characters.
Bruce Lee was a fighter first, and an actor second. He studied martial arts and combat arts for years, and developed his own mixed fighting style that included many "street" techniques. He competed and excelled in many tournaments, and has had many esteemed students. By and large, many fighters and martial artists feel he was an exceptional fighter that few (if any) could best in hand-to-hand combat, during his peak.
That's not to say it couldn't go either way. Fighting is, at best, controlled chaos. Everyone always the "punchers chance" of winning a fight. Heck, Bolo Yueng could appear out of thin air and crush both of them. Crazy stuff happens during fights.
As background, I do have over a decade of martial arts and fighting / self-defense experience, have been a long-time fan of competition fighting (judo, wrestling, boxing, pancration, muay thai, karate, etc.), and hold no affiliation to either Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee.
· 1 decade ago