Lee Si-young in 'overwhelming moment'
Lee perfectly triumphed in a referee stop contest (RSC) in the third round.
Actress Lee Si-young (29, belonging to Hong Soo Hwan's Star Boxing) performed well at the 7th Women's National Amateur Championships for Rookies and surprisingly won the championship title. Lee Si-young perfectly dominated Sung So Mi (belonging to Cheng-Am High School in Suncheon) in the 48-kilogram final held at the Andong Gymnasium by winning the match via RSC after fighting only one minute and 40 seconds in three rounds. In amateur boxing, the referee announces the RSC when the score differential between the two boxers is more than 15 points. Lee Si-young already led the match in the third round by earning 17 points versus 0 and won via RSC. The boxing final attracted attention as an actress boxer won the title. In addition, the opposing boxer, Sung So Mi, was the younger sister of the male boxer Sung Dong Hyun, who is a friend of star swimmer Jeong Da Rae.
Lee Si-young began the first round by feeling out her opponent and started to dominate the round using her long reach. Left-handed Lee Si-young landed straight punches and had already achieved a 9-0 lead in the first round. Sung So Mi staged a fierce rally in the second round, but Lee Si-young calmly continued her offense with counter punches and earned even more points, and the margin of the score was widened. In the third round, she earned five more points and won the match. The coach of the national boxing team, Lee Seung Bae watched the game and said, "She is tall and has long arms, which is a very good physique for boxer. In particular, her left straight punch is really sharp. She showed a very good fight even though she is a rookie boxer. She is only a beginner now, but if she continues training as a boxer, she will become a good boxer. I had watched her fight last year and I found out today that her skills have improved".
Lee Si-young's movie "Clash of the Families" is due to be released and she attended the championship in the middle of holding promotional activities for the movie. Lee Si-young began boxing when she had been cast in the role of a female boxer in a drama. The drama production was canceled, but her interest towards boxing made her participate in the KBI National Boxing Championship in the 48-kilogram match last November, and she won the title. In addition, she also earned the title in the 47th Amateur Boxing for Rookies in February.
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