Ben Tackie's debut fight took place on May 1994 when he was 20 years of age. His career has spanned 21 years to date and whilst he's now in the later stages of his career, he has amassed a record of 31-13-0 over the course of his 44 fight career. Tackie's longest KO streak is 6 fights long out of his 44 pro career fights.
Getting rid of his debut fight nerves early, Tackie took on Joe Alabi in May 1994 and claimed a stoppage victory (round 2, TKO). Tackie was the first person to have ever stopped Alabi. Following on from his debut, Tackie continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 22 fights. In this time he fought Edwin Santana, Freddie Pendleton and Roberto Garcia to name just a few, fighting 3 times in 1994, 7 times in 1995 and 12 times between 1996 and 2000 in this period.
Next was Edwin Santana on April 17th, 1998 where Tackie took the win continuing his unbeaten streak. Tackie was the first person to stop Edwin Santana and he did it in the 10th round via KO. Tackie's winning streak went from 16 wins to 18 after he then defeated boxers including Hicklet Lau and Louie Leija.
Tackie went into his next fight against Gregorio Vargas on January 16th, 1999 with a career record of 18 wins. Taking the first setback of his career, the January 16th, 1999 Vargas defeat went the full distance and ended via UD. Tackie then went on to face Golden Johnson where he added another win to his tally.
Pushing his career further, Tackie fought Roberto Garcia on June 3rd, 2000 adding to his winning record. The 10 round fight ended in the 10th round via TKO crowning Tackie as only the 2nd to stop Garcia.
Gabriel Adoku was Tackie's next fight on March 8th, 2014 and also the next win in his career via KO. This took his record to 31-12-0 showing a mainly successful career to date. The 8 round fight ended in the 4th round via KO crowning Tackie as only the 14th to stop Adoku in his career.
Tackie went into his next fight against Ramon Alvarez on October 10th, 2015 with a career record of 31 wins. Opponent Alvarez fought a great fight in Tackie's most recent bout, one that Tackie had no answers for. Alvarez became the first person to stop Tackie in an upsetting 4th round TKO defeat for Tackie.