Boxer-actress Lee talks on ‘biased judgment’ controversy

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 9, 2013 - 18:33
  • Updated : Jun 9, 2013 - 18:33

Actress and boxer Lee Si-young said that the heated debate on the legitimacy of her victory in the national boxing team tryout has helped her to focus on training.

“First of all, both the opponent and I did our best,” said Lee during an interview with KBS2‘s showbiz program “Entertainment Weekly” on Saturday.

Lee was at the center of dispute about the fairness of the final judgment when she won 22-20 against Kim Da-som in the national boxing team tryout for the 48-kilogram class. Many commented that the referees gave out the scores in favor of the actress.

“I always needed to try more. I think that even the disputes on the judgment will be of help in the future,” added the 31-year-old actress.

Maintaining her positive spirit about the controversy, she also said, “I learned a lot from the incident. I have to stand in the boxing ring again. I am going to try harder.”

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