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Ben Tackie

Benjamin Tackie, (born 1973-07-23 in Accra, Ghana), is a professional boxer. Tackie is best known for his chin and his ability to throw a high volume of punches. All of his losses have come via decision.

Professional career

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 Kendall Holt in 2008.

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

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