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Espadas wins by decision over Kotey

August 13, 1997

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) _ Guty Espadas won a unanimous 10-round decision over former WBO bantamweight champion Alfred Kotey of Mexico in a featherweight bout Tuesday night at the Doubletree Hotel.

Although there were no knockdowns, the fighters produced exciting exchanges that had the crowd roaring its approval in almost every round.

The judges favored Espadas, 22, by scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 97-93.

Espadas, who weighed 125 1/2, improved his record to 21-2 with 16 knockouts. Kotey, 122 3/4, fell to 22-4 with 13 knockouts.

Espadas is the son of the former WBA flyweight champion Guty Espadas Sr. Kotey, 29, is from Ghana.

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