For those of you who love boxing you may already have heard of this Fergus Falls, MN native. But in case you haven’t, get ready to hear his name and see his face more frequently. Andy “Kaos” Kolle (17-1, 12 KO’s) formally, of Fergus Falls, MN and Fargo, ND, now resides in Duluth, MN is preparing himself for the biggest fight of his career. Kolle will be up against one of the most feared fighters of today. Paul “The Punisher” Williams (34-1, 25 KO’s) who holds the WBO Welterweight title. These two professional fighters will be entertaining the world on Thursday, September 25, 2008 when they will be fighting in San Jacinto, California and will be broadcasting live on the cable station, Versus.
Each of these fighters have just a single loss on their record and one of them will be getting number two on Thursday night. Kolle’s one loss was back in April of 2006 when he lost to Olympic gold medalist, Andre Ward, on HBO’s Friday night fights. Since then Kolle’s been on a tear and is out to make a name for himself.
Williams loss came back in February of this year when he was defeated by Carlos Quintana by a Unanimous decision in twelve rounds. Williams got a rematch back in June against Quintana and knocked him out in the first round. Williams proved himself and is hungry for some more victories. In fact, Williams has challenged every fighter who holds a title from the Welterweight all the way to the super middle weight and had no takers. So Kolle stepped into the spot light and now is waiting eagerly for his fight.
Both Kolle and Williams stand about six foot one inch tall and both are southpaws. Kolle said he believes he has a slight advantage when it comes to fighting southpaws because he has fought and trained with a lot of lefties in his career. When talking to Kolle about facing Williams he said, “I respect him because he is a tough fighter but this is my opportunity to show the world what I can do. I'm going to take it to Paul Williams and everyone will see that in every round he will be in my territory.”
This is a huge step for Kolle in getting a shot at a World Title. I know some of Kolle’s family made the trip to California to help cheer him on, and I can guarantee you that his friends and fans will be rooting for him tomorrow night as well, in one of the most exciting, most anticipated fights that we’ve seen in awhile.