- For the saint, see Peter Nolasco.
|Full name||Pedro Julio Nolasco|
|Born||February 20, 1962|
|Died||September 15, 1995 (aged 33)|
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 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.
1979 Pan American Games
- Defeated Antonio Toledo (Brazil) points
- Defeated Jorge Rodríguez (Colombia) points
- Defeated Jerome Coffee (United States) points
- Lost to Alberto Mercado (Puerto Rico) points
1983 Pan American Games
- Lost to Manuel Vilchez (Venezuela) points
1984 Olympic Games
- Defeated Ljubisa Simic (Yugoslavia) points
- Defeated John Siryakibbe (Uganda) points
- Defeated John John Molina (Puerto Rico) points
- Defeated Sung-Kil Moon (South Korea) TKO 1
- Lost to Maurizio Stecca (Italy) points
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