1975-09-20 David Kotey w pts 15 Ruben Olivares, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC
1975-09-20 David Kotey w pts 15 Ruben Olivares, Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA - WBC. Referee: Rudy Jordan. Scorecards: 143-142, 144-143, 143-144. Scoring a first-round knockdown after a left hook to the head dropped Olivares (126), settled Kotey (126) and he again forced Olivares to touch down in the second before consistently setting him up with left jabs followed by rights and left hook combinations. The fight became sloppy at the midway stage, with both men being wrestled over and Olivares trying to bull his way inside. Cut over the left eye following a head clash in the 12th, the champion desperately tried to get stuck into Kotey, but the latter kept his boxing together to just about make it much to the displeasure of Olivares and his supporters, who violently vented their anger until quelled by the security.