By Jesse Kelley at ringside
Middleweight Andy Kolle (20-2, 15 KO’s) stopped Pat “The Cat” Coleman on Friday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Coleman was crafty, but it was the 27-year-old Kolle that controlled the ring like a veteran. Kolle went to the body in the early rounds but slowly began to shift his attack upstairs as the rounds went by. Kolle put Coleman down in round four with a straight left. By the start of round five, Coleman’s left eye was swelling, bloody and closing. Coleman was able to survive the fifth but told referee Mark Nelson he couldn’t see in-between rounds and the fight was halted.