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For the saint, see Peter Nolasco.

Pedro Nolasco (February 2, 1962 – September 15, 1995) was a Dominican boxer, who won the bronze medal in the men's bantamweight category at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.

Pedro Nolasco
Personal information
Full namePedro Julio Nolasco
Nationality Dominican Republic
BornFebruary 20, 1962
La Romana
DiedSeptember 15, 1995(1995-09-15) (aged 33)
La Romana
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classBantamweight

This was the first Olympic medal of the Dominican Republic. A year earlier he won a silver at the 1983 Pan American Games. He was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Nolasco turned pro in 1986 and had limited success, possibly a result of having moved up the professional ladder too quickly. In 1987 he dropped a pair of fights to future champion Tony Lopez. Later in the year he lost a by first round knockout[1] to former world champ Victor Callejas. In 1989 he took on Maurizio Stecca for the newly created WBO Featherweight Title, but lost in a 6th-round TKO.

Nolasco was shot and killed in an attempted robbery at his home in La Romana on September 15, 1995 at the age of 33.

ResultsEdit

1979 Pan American GamesEdit

1983 Pan American GamesEdit

1984 Olympic GamesEdit

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