Sun Rui (SNH48 Hall of Famer and STAR48 solo artist) appeared once again in episode 5 of the Youku boxing show “Never Say Never” on October 7th, 2021 (previously recorded).
This was the first episode where she was to compete in an actual match against one of the other female competitors.
In the show, we see Sun Rui struggling to keep up with her practices while at the same time preparing for her final elections and filming on a drama. Her coach shows admiration for her dedication to practices as a result. We also see the various “managers” of the show (G.E.M., Xu Lu, and Shen Mengchen) trying to convince her to join their team.
Every episode of the show features matches between pairs of opponents (not all appear every episode). This week, Sun Rui saw action for the first time with a match against fellow idol Nineone (former “Youth With You 2” and “The Rap of China” trainee).
Sun Rui kicked in high gear and was dominant during the first round with Nineone becoming much more aggressive in her attacks in the two remaining rounds. Sun Rui was able to use a longer reach to her advantage to ultimately secure her points victory in the end.
You can watch the full episode in the video at top of the page.