Isufu "Ike" Quartey (born 27 November 1969) is a Ghanaian former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2006. He in custody the WBA welterweight title from 1994 to 1998, and challenged some time ago for IBF junior-middleweight title in 2000.
Boxer Ike Quartey was the persist natural in a substantial African family. His father, Robert 'Mustafa' Quartey, allegedly had five wives, who sired him a unreserved of 27 children. He is not the just combatant in his family, as his big brother Isaac Quartey also participated in the 1960 Olympics and won Silver.
Quartey is a part of Accra's Ga tribe. He is the youngest of 27 children. His member of the clergy so they say had five wives. His elder brother Isaac Quartey won a silver award in the 1960 Olympics. He was instinctive in Bukom where fighting was a hobby. He fought on the streets and skilled in the identical gymnasium as Azumah Nelson.
Quartey had an amateur entry of 50-4, and represented Ghana as a Light Welterweight at 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
Quartey's most excellent bat was his jab, which was measured to be one of the most excellent in boxing time he was in his prime. He primarily relied on a "peek-a-boo" or "clam-shell" defense, which consisted of him allowing punches to terrain on his arms, elbows and gloves which he held in reserve in custody tightly to his cheeks and ribcage.
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