Sona Akale to fight December 9 in Minnesota

Coach Q Promotions announced that middleweight Slink Proper aka Sona Akale (8-1) 4KO will be the main event in a boxing card at Element Gym in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, December 9. Slink’s opponent will be Tray Martin of St Louis, MO (3-6), a winner in two of his last three bouts, both by knockout.

Proper, a native of Cameroon is coming off an unexpected upset. In August, his relentless style stunned viewers with his defeat of Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The fight was a nationally televised fight on ESPN.

“Slink earned a lot of respect last summer for his victory, but in boxing it’s all about what have you done lately,” said trainer Quincy Caldwell. “Slink has a chance on this card to prove he’s ready to be scheduled regularly for boxing’s primetime.”

Main Event six rounds:

Middleweights / Sona Akale “Slink Proper” 8-1 St Paul vs Tray Martin St Louis, MO 3-6 -0

Middleweight eight rounds:

Leo Medel, Apple Valley, MN 8-0 vs Andre Byrd, Jacksonville, Fla 10-14-2

Light Heavyweights four rounds:

Corey Thompson, Sauk Center MN, 4-2 vs Wayman Carter, Topeka, Kansas 4-7-1

Long before Slink’s newfound boxing prowess, he made a name for himself outside the ring as a rapper. For more than a decade Slink has been writing and singing as a rap artist.

“The Ali fight was great, but that’s behind me,” said Slink. “I’m focused now on the next step of my journey to be a top contender, that will really give me something to rap about.”

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