Ben Tackie

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Ben Tackie
Statistics
Real name Benjamin Tackie
Nickname(s) Wonder
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 71 in (180.3 cm)
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1973-07-23) 23 July 1973 (age 43)
Accra, Ghana
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 31
Wins by KO 17
Losses 13
Draws 1

Benjamin "Ben" Tackie (born 23 July 1973) is a Ghanaian professional boxer and world title challenger. He is known for his excellent chin and ability to throw a high volume of punches. All but one of his losses have come via decision.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "Wonder", Tackie turned pro in 1994 and won his first 18 fights before losing a decision to Gregorio Vargas in 1999. In 2002 he took on Kostya Tszyu for the unified WBC, WBA, and IBF light welterweight titles but lost a decision. He lost his next two fights to Sharmba Mitchell and Ricky Hatton. He lost his most recent bout to Matthew Hatton on 22 September 2008 on the undercard to Ricky Hatton's Light Welterweight title defence in Las Vegas.

Tackie's 10th-round knockout of Roberto Garcia was named Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year for 2000.

So far in his 41 pro fights Tackie has been knocked down only once.

Stalking charge[edit]

In February 2015, his Stalking conviction was reversed in Bronx county court in New York. The threat communicated "Don't let me use my boxing skills on you" apparently did not rise to the legal requirement to uphold his conviction. http://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/other-courts/2015/2015-ny-slip-op-50117-u.html [1]

Statistics[edit]

As of April 2009 his record stands at 29-11-1 with 17 knockouts.

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