Actress Lee Si-young will join the boxing team of Incheon City, and the Incheon Sports Council said it will have a joining ceremony at Incheon City Hall on Thursday morning to hammer out all the details.
At present, four boxers including Shin Jong-hun, a member of the national team, officially fight for Incheon. Lee will train with them and participate in bouts.
She picked up the sport in 2010. The actress is now a promotional ambassador for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
"Although Lee isn't from Incheon, she got involved with the city while doing activities as a promotional ambassador for the Asian Games, so we have kept in contact with her and finally managed to persuade her to join the team," said a council official.