Lee Si-young would fight for Korea
Actress Lee Si-young said she would be honored to represent the country in the boxing ring.
Lee, an amateur boxer competing in a qualifier to be a national boxer, is only two bouts away from winning the qualification.
“It would be awesome,” the 30-year-old said on KBS’ “Entertainment Weekly” show on Saturday, when asked how it would feel to be a national team member.
“It would be a huge honor for me,” she said. “But for now, rather than thinking about it, I would focus on the matches ahead and do my best in each of the matches.”
Representing Seoul, Lee advanced to the semifinals of the national team qualifier in the women’s 48-kilogram (106-pound) category, beating Lee So-yeon, a representative of North Jeolla, in Friday’s first-round match in Ulsan. Lee Si-young won an 18-16 decision.
She faces Choi Ji-yoon, a high school student in Jinju, South Gyeongsang, in the semifinal match today.
Lee started learning boxing in 2010 for a role as a boxer in a television drama.
By Moon Gwang-lip