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Former WBO Champion Kotey is dead

Alfred “Cobra” Kotey former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Bantamweight champion is dead.

Kotey died in New York, United States of America (USA) after battling with protracted illness.

Kotey was one of Ghana’s most skillful boxers and his pair with Ike Quartey formed the Boxing Whiz Kids.

He represented Ghana at the 1988 Olympic Games and reigned as WBO champion between 1994 and 1995.

9 DEC 1995: ALFRED KOTEY OF GHANA HOLDS ALOFT THE WBC SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT BELT AFTER DEFEATING FREDDY CRUZ WITH A SPLIT DECISION. Mandatory Credit: Mark Thompson/ALLSPORT

He defeated Rafael DalValle of Puerto Rico on 30th July 1994 to win the WBO title in London.

He also won the World Boxing Federation WBF Inter Continental Lightweight title.

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