Former WBO Bantamweight world champion, Alfred Kotey has been reported dead.
According to top boxing consultant Yoofi Boham, who confirmed the news, the late Kotey who had been declared “brain dead” had been on life support for some period now.
“Yes, it’s been one happening after the other. When he first fell, he became speechless, then followed by stroke, then the revelation by the doctor who was waiting for the relatives as dementia had set in. He battled for his life. Former Graphic Sports Editor, John Baiden and former Promoter Joe Sackey have confirmed his passing.”
Alfred 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 World Boxing Organisation (WBO) champion between 1994 and 1995.
He defeated Rafael DelValle 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.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.