- Alfred Kotey, Ghana's 5th world champion, has died
- He passed away in the Bronx, New York
- He was 52-year-old
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Former World Bantamweight boxing champion, Alfred Kotey, has passed on.
The former boxer, affectionately known as 'Cobra', reportedly died on 30 June in the Bronx, New York after battling with illness.
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The 52-year old boxer shot to fame in 1994 when he defeated Puerto Rican, Rafael Del Valle, in London on 30 July to become Ghana's first WBO champion and the country's 5th world champion.
Alfred Kotey (born 3 June 1968) was a Ghanaian boxer.
Born in Bukom, Kotey represented Ghana at the 1988 Summer Olympics and held the WBO Bantamweight Championship.
Since his demise, the sports fraternity have sent their condolences to the family of Ghana's 5th world champion.
The Secretary-General of the Ghana Boxing Authority, Patrick Johnson in an interview with Joy Sports said: “Kotey had battled illness for some time now.”
Kotey had reportedly suffered a stroke in the midst of some complications and eventually had to be placed on life support.
In the 90s Kotey belonged to a new era of youthful and skilled boxers who were to continue the legacy of Ghana’s first world champion, David Kotey “D.K. Poison” who opened the way in the 70s.
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