‘Call us if you want to fight for Ghana’ – GBA President to Freezy MacBones

‘Call us if you want to fight for Ghana’ – GBA President to Freezy MacBones

The President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Abraham Kotei Neequaye, says they are in no rush to reach out to UK-based boxer, Seth Gyimah, to represent the country.

According to him, Gyimah, popularly known as Freezy MacBones, must show to the authority he is committed to fighting for Ghana as they are willing to provide the needed assistance.

The 33-year-old has been in the news following his victory over Darryl Sharp at the Copper Boxing Arena in London last weekend.

With Gyimah hailing from Ghana, there have been calls for the GBA to consider getting the lightweight fighter to contest on the ticket of his country of birth.

However, Kotei Neequaye says the authority will not make the first move to reach out to him.

“We are not supposed to call him. He should reach out to us if he wants to fight as a Ghanaian, we are ready to support him,” he said on Accra-based Angel FM.

In an earlier interview with Joy Sports, the boxer revealed he faced discouraging messages when he first decided to go into boxing.

“It was a tough time [for me when I started boxing] because obviously, we have a lot of great boxers in the UK and as a village boy travelling all the way from Ghana to start boxing here at the age of 27, a lot of criticism came up,” he said.

“A lot of people quizzed my decision to start boxing and asked if there was an injury who was going to look after me. [At that] time I was an amateur – no income and nothing coming up. People said ‘You need to stay focused and keep doing your cleaning job’.

“There was a whole lot but I never let myself down. I kept working hard and working toward my dream, pushing myself up until it happened,” he added.

With his victory from last weekend, Gyimah now pose a record of two wins in his first two professional fights.

Source: www.myjoyonline.com

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