Pedro Nolasco

Pedro Nolasco ( born February 2, 1962 in La Romana, † September 15, 1995 in La Romana ) was a Dominican boxer. Nolasco was silver medalist at the Pan American Games in 1979 and 1983 and bronze medalist of the Olympic Games 1984.



In 1978, Nolasco flyweight (-51 kg) at the Central American and Caribbean Games in part and placed third. The following year he competed at the Pan American Games in San Juan, where he reached the final against local hero Alberto Mercado, however, which he lost. In 1981, Nolasco Featherweight ( -57 kg ), the Central American and Caribbean Games in Santo Domingo, but resigned at the World Championships the following year, in the first battle against the eventual bronze medalist Bernard Gray, United States ( 4:1), from. Nolasco now moved to the Bantamweight (-54 kg) and finished at the Pan American Games in 1983 to second place. In the same year he also won silver medals at the North American Championships and the Central American and Caribbean Games. In 1984, Nolasco at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles and arrived after victories over Ljubisa Simic, Yugoslavia ( 4-1 ), the reigning African champions John Siryakibbe, Uganda (5:0), the junior world champion from 1983 Juan Molina, Puerto Rico ( 3: 2), and the winner of the Asian Games in 1982 Sung Kil Moon, South Korea (RSC 1 ), the semi-finals. There he was later Olympic champion Maurizio Stecca, Italy, against whom he defeated 5-0 judges' votes, so he went by winning the bronze medal from the tournament. This was the first Olympic medal an athlete from the Dominican Republic.


1986 Nolasco was professional but had little success. In his 9th fight he lost in 1987 to the former WBA champion Victor Callejas. His last fight he competed in 1989 against his opponent Olympic Stecca for the world championship title of the WBO. Nolasco was subject Stecca prematurely after six rounds. Nolascos professional record has 5 wins (1 ko) from in 11 fights.

  • Man
  • Born in 1962
  • Died in 1995
  • Boxer (Dominican Republic)
  • Olympian (Dominican Republic)