11/08/2012 08:51 EST | Updated 01/08/2013 05:12 EST

Former Olympic boxer pleads guilty in beating and robbery on Alberta farm

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A former Olympic boxer has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for severely beating a man during a robbery two years ago.

Brent (Coco) Kosolofski, 48, of Calgary, was scheduled to start his trial Thursday but instead he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, unlawful confinement, uttering threats and robbery.

Court was told that Kosolofski and another person went to a farm near Stavely, Alta., and tried to steal several items.

A man who had some horses on the property was badly beaten when he attempted to stop them.

Kosolofski represented Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics and later turned pro and fought for a world title.

A co-accused, Dale Corrigan of the Calgary area, faces the same charges and will be in court Nov. 19.