The boxer Freezy MacBones has changed his nationality from Ghana to the United Kingdom (UK), according to the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA).
According to GBA President Abraham Neequaye, the boxer changed his nationality just before making his professional debut.
He said that Freezy MacBones, whose actual name is Seth Gyimah, applied for a license from the GBA when he wanted to start boxing but decided last-minutely to compete as a UK citizen.
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“We sent him a message. And they can check it from Freezy himself. Before he fought in the UK, he came to Ghana to get a Ghana Boxing Authority license,” Neequaye told Romeo TV.
“He came for our license but when he wanted to fight and they wanted to get a release letter from us, he changed it to fight for the British. He was supposed to come for a release letter from us but he said he wanted to fight as UK national.”
Freezy Macbones was a mason in Ghana before relocating to the UK, where he has since made a complete turnaround in his life.
His journey has been the prototypical “rags to riches” tale, and after he dominated his most recent match, he has been rightfully trending on social media.
In April, the 33-year-old boxer competed in just his second professional match, which was on the undercard of Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang.
At the Copper Box Arena in London, MacBones faced veteran Darryl Sharp and thoroughly dominated him.
Despite having a crude fighting style, he used tenacity together with hard blows to defeat Sharp by majority decision.
On social media, the fight’s highlights went viral, with many Ghanaians praising MacBones’ aggressive boxing technique.
The GBA President maintains that if the fighter chooses not to represent Ghana, there is nothing the boxing organisation can do.
“If the person has our license and he wants to fight and then puts our license down and picks another license to fight under that license, how do you expect me to go and beg this gentleman to come, no. We have a lot of boxers here that we need to develop,” Neequaye added.
On June 16, Freezy Macbones will make another appearance in the ring.
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