July 30, 1994 Alfred "Cobra" Kotey wins WBO Bantamweight Title

Alfred “Cobra” Kotey of Bukom, Accra won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) title on this day in 1994 by defeating Rafael Del Valle in London, England. He represented Ghana in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. He held the title until October 21, 1995 when he lost the title to Daniel Jimenez by decision at Bethnal Green, London. He had a record 43 fights, 26 wins 16 wins by KO 16 losses and 1 draw. He retired on May 26, 2012 in Accra, after a string of losses.

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