Alfred "Cobra" Kotey classic colourful silk tassle 2 piece set complemented with stunning artistic embroidery WORN when he won the WBO bantamweight World title against Rafael Del Valle, 30th July 1994, York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom.
Kotey W unanimous decision
*Alfred Kotey took the WBO bantamweight title from Puerto Rican Rafael Del Valle, London based Kotey fighting through the rhythm of tribal drums from his fellow countrymen in the crowd, had to much of everything for Del Valle.
*Scorecards: 116-111, 118-111, 116-112. In taking the title, Kotey (115¾), who scored a solid knockdown in round two, made all the running against the better boxing of Del Valle (118). Kotey just about deserved the unanimous verdict. It was all about skill versus power and aggression, the judges siding with the latter after being impressed by his forward march.
Condition excellent (beautiful & colourful 2 piece silk set WORN by the Ghanaian boxing legend)
Alfred Kotey is a Ghanaian. Born in Bukom, Kotey represented Ghana at the 1988 Summer Olympics and also held the WBO Bantamweight Championship title. Born on August 3, 1968, he was nicknamed the “Cobra” and stood at 5 feet 5 inches.
Kotey represented Ghana as a Flyweight at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. His results were:-
*1st round bye
*Defeated Hussain al-Mutairi (Kuwait) RSC 1
*Defeated Benjamin Mwangata (Tanzania) 5-0
*Lost to Mario González (Mexico) 0-5
Alfred Kotey loved to take the orthodox stance and fought 43 times winning 26, 16 by knock out, lost 16 and drew one. Alfred Kotey made history as the first Ghana to fight for and win the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) title and was given a rousing welcome when he return to Ghana from England with the title.
He was an exceptional boxer with power fighting often in London UK, where he beat Rafael Del Valle to grab the WBO title. He reigned from 30 July, 1994 to 21 October, 1995, and was succeeded by Daniel Jimenez.
Alfred Kotey was a stylish and powerful puncher, so many of his weight class feared to fight him. As a born and bred boxer from Bukom, he found it difficult to call it quits until he was beaten in a local derby by upcoming enterprising Frederick Lawson in Accra.
The “Cobra” was one of the more disciplined boxers in Ghana and it earned him much support and respect.