IT TAKES AN ARMY TO BUILD A CHAMPION – ANGELA LEE

Angela Lee, ONE Championship fighter and the youngest ever world champion is unique for quite a number of reasons.


One of these reasons is her coaching team and training partners, which sets her apart from most of the other fighters.

In the Lee household, MMA is a family affair with Angela’s both parents highly respected in their own right as mixed martial artists.

At the United MMA in Hawaii, Angela’s father, Ken Lee serves as the MMA and BJJ head coach. He has also been in charge of the ISJA Canadian Sports Jujitsu Association and the Canadian Sport Jujitsu Team.

Her mother, Jewelz Lee is never someone to mess around with. She is a fifth Degree Total Defense System Black Belt Instructor, a second degree Taekwondo Black Belt Instructor and a fifth degree Hapdosool (combined martial arts). All these make her someone not to be taken lightly.

In preparation for her upcoming March 11 title defence against Jenny Huang, Mrs. Lee has been helping her daughter train and get ready.

The fight which would be Lee’s first title defence since winning the belt last May in ONE Championship’s, will take place in Bangkok and will be an inaugural atomweight title fight.

On different occasions, Lee has taken out time to speak on the role her family has played so far in helping her achieve her dreams and going on to make history by becoming the youngest MMA world champion.

‘I wake up every day at 5 a.m. and I got to the gym from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. with my family,’ Lee told ONEChampionship.com.

‘We don’t really get out of the gym until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. so it’s a pretty packed day.’

‘It takes an army to build a champion and I want to dedicate this win to my mom and my dad,’ Lee said.