Seth Gyimah, widely known as Freezy Macbones, faced a tough challenge against Senegal’s Seydou Konate in a qualification match for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
The UK-based boxer, who had earlier showcased his skills, earning him an invitation to represent Ghana, grappled in a middleweight (80kg) Round of 32 clash in Dakar, Senegal. Unfortunately, he fell short against his formidable opponent, dealing a significant blow to his aspirations of donning Ghana’s colors at the forthcoming Olympic Games. The judges ruled the tie 4-0 in favour of the Senegalese.
Gyimah’s customary power punches failed to make the desired impact against his opponent, as Konate skillfully employed a defensive strategy, ultimately securing the crucial victory.
Despite this setback, Freezy MacBones still retains an opportunity to stage a comeback in the playoffs. Here, he may face contenders from various continents, vying for a chance to compete in Paris 2024.
The talented boxer gained national acclaim after a stellar performance in his match against Darryl Sharp at the Copper Boxing Arena in London this past April, leading up to the Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang bout. Gyimah emerged triumphant with a unanimous judges’ decision, followed by a captivating interview detailing his journey to success.