This week sees the release of Ip Man 4: The Finale, the last instalment in Donnie Yen Ji-dan’s blockbuster action franchise. After squaring off against the Japanese military, British colonialists and even Mike Tyson, the venerated wing chun practitioner played by Yen travels to San Francisco and goes toe-to-toe with a racist US army sergeant, played by 43-year-old British martial artist Scott Adkins. In an interview with the Post on Saturday, when he was in Hong Kong for the film’s world premiere, Adkins explains why this was a showdown that has been 20 years in the making.
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