He practiced spinning kicks 1 million times. Nicknamed The Black Bruce Lee

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     A Kickboxer with a Taekwondo and Wushu back ground

Nicknamed as Black Bruce Lee, Manson Gibson is a forgotten great kickboxer who was terrifying his opponents with his amazing kicking techniques.

With a combination of a great and powerful kicks, He won 103 fights and 80 of them were by knockout. Manson was combining both Taekwondo kicks and kickboxing in his fights, His side kick and spinning back kicks were so powerful.

It is rare when you see a fighter able to knockout their opponents using side kicks, well Manson did that, which means in training thousands of repetitions. Also his spinning back kick was really so powerful, and it seems similar to another legendary kickboxer the Jet Benny Urquidez who was also another king in the ring.

Manson Gibson was born May 5, 1963 in the United States, Nicknames as The master blaster, the Thai killer and the Black Bruce Lee.

He fought in Middleweight division, Super Middleweight, Lightweight and Cruiserweight.

His martial arts background was Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Northern Praying Mantis and Wushu.

He started his professional journey in Kickboxing by a fight against the star Rick Roufus in 1987 and lost that fight, then lost another one against the same kickboxer two years later in 1989. 

 So in the late 1980s and well into the 1990s, while many American fighters were fighting one another for a multitude of so-called "world titles", Manson headed across to Japan where he fought and beat top fighters such as Caesar Takeshi, Tosca Petridis and Changpuek Kiatsongrit, often fighting under different rule sets such as Shoot Boxing, K-1 and Muay Thai.

After that He started building a nice record in Kickboxing.

By the end of 2009, with the losses stacking up after a series of unsuccessful title fights, Gibson retired.

Manson Gibson deserves much credits for his amazing fighting style that is a good fruit of combining both Taekwondo and Kickboxing. 

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