Quincy Caldwell owner of Coach Q Training in St. Paul proudly announced today that one of his elite- athletes, Slink Proper aka Sona Akale, an undefeated Super Middleweight boxer will fight as part of a co-main event, Friday, March 10 at The Garden in Duluth’s Canal Park.
Caldwell, a well-known St. Paul area athlete dating back to his days as a prep star at Johnson High School has turned attention to training high level athletes from a variety of sports. Caldwell has trained boxers and basketball players, most notably homegrown talents Jaylen Suggs and Chet Holmgren who were both drafted in the first round of recent NBA Drafts.
“I enjoy working with athletes of all abilities to find ways to improve their skills and mindset,” said Caldwell. “I have found that my time as an athlete lends itself well to molding today’s athletes and giving them the motivation and grit, they need to succeed.”
Caldwell says his newest protégé, Slink Proper is rapidly become a hot commodity in the sweet science. “Slink is also a talented rapper whose music is also bringing him just attention,” said Caldwell. “He as a good a boxer as he is a rapper. His career trajectory is trending extremely high.”
Proper thanks Coach Q for helping him blend his passion for music with his love of boxing.
“To do very different things at the same time at a high level is very difficult,” said Proper. “Coach has helped me through training to find the balance that allows me the ability to be top level in everything I do. I owe him a lot for that.”
Friday Night Fight in Duluth At-A-Glance:
Who: Slink Proper aka Sona Akale – Undefeated Super Middleweight (7-0 )
What: Minnesota Pro Boxing Card
When: Friday, March 10th – doors open 6pm
Where: The Garden, Canal Park Duluth, MN
Why: Trainer Quincy Caldwell – Coaching Q Training Highlighted
About Coach Q Training:
Quincy Caldwell owner of Coach Q Training in St. Paul was a basketball player for St. Paul Johnson High School and went to play college basketball at Anoka Ramsey Community College. After college he played professionally in Frankfort, Germany for two years before injuries forced an early retirement. His love for the game could not keep him off the court so he started S.W.A.G. Elite Training in 2007, where he trained athletes from age to 12 to professionals. In 2014, Caldwell became head basketball coach at Prairie Seed Academy where he led the team to three conference championships in four seasons. He now organizes basketball camps across the country. In 2016, he widened his focus and began an amateur boxing career of his own. He soon became a boxing trainer and rebranded S.W.A.G. to the all-encompassing Coach Q Training.