ONE Championship: Angela Lee ‘likely to retire’ after sister Victoria’s death but Christian back next year, CEO Chatri says
Two-weight champ Christian gives blessing for interim title fights and wants to return ‘100 per cent’ after death of Victoria Lee at 18Atomweight MMA champion Angela ‘still undecided’ on her future, with Stamp Fairtex to fight Ham Seo-hee for interim belt in AugustONE ChampionshipNicolas Atkinin BangkokPublished: 12:01pm, 8 Jun, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
Angela Lee is unlikely to fight again after the death of her sister Victoria Lee at 18, but her brother Christian Lee will return to action in ONE Championship next year, CEO Chatri Sityodtong told the Post.
Stamp Fairtex and Ham Seo-hee will now fight in August for an interim title in the atomweight MMA division ruled by Angela, with the 26-year-old not yet vacating her belt.
“Angela Lee is likely not coming back due to the loss of her sister,” the ONE boss said during a Facebook Live question and answer session on Wednesday night.
Angela’s 24-year-old brother Christian, who holds the lightweight and welterweight MMA titles in the Singapore-based martial arts promotion, wants to continue fighting.
“I spoke to Christian – he wants to fight 100 per cent, but he will take the rest of the year off,” Chatri told the Post via text message on Thursday morning.