'It was tough'- AKA back in the ring after Covid-19 battle

21 July 2020 - 13:00 By Deepika Naidoo
AKA back at work after battling COVID-19
AKA back at work after battling COVID-19
Image: AKA Instagram/ @don__design

Rapper AKA is back in the game after recovering from Covid-19, and hit the gym this week ahead of his boxing match with rival Cassper Nyovest.

The star took to Twitter on Monday to post a video of himself boxing, leading to a flurry of comments from fans.

He thanked one user for his encouragement and revealed that it was his first session since recovering from the coronavirus earlier this month, and it was “tough”.

The bout was originally set for September, but is now in doubt because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

AKA first brought up the fight in a series of tweets earlier this year when he posted a video on Twitter of himself at the gym hitting a boxing bag. He wrote, “Tag short pan. Let him know his management don’t care about him letting him do this fight.”

At first Cassper appeared to reject the offer but later agreed.

The rapper is now leaving the house, after telling fans last week that he had recovered from the coronavirus.

Shortly after the announcement, many called him out on his “quick recovery”, saying it was suspiciously too soon after being diagnosed with the virus.

AKA clapped back swiftly, tweeting a response to one of his naysayers.

“Why do you guys assume you know everything? Including the entire timeline of my virus. I say I’ve recovered, you say I recover too fast. How f****** miserable are you lil ants here?” he wrote on Twitter.