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Nico Thomas

Nico Thomas

Indonesian boxer
Nico Thomas
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indonesian boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From Indonesia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 June 1966, Ambon
Age 54 years
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Biography

Nicholas ("Nico") Thomas (born 10 June 1966 in Ambon, Indonesia) was a professional boxer.

Background

Thomas is the 12th of 16 children of Julianus Thomas and Helena Thomas. Nico Thomas is father of 3 sons Devitho, Danitho and Marcellino, from his wife Farida Ade Yani-Thomas. He was trained by his late elder brother, Charles Thomas, a former Indonesian amateur national champion when Nico was only 5 years old.

Amateur career

  • 1985: Silver medalist, SEA (South East Asia) Games, Bangkok
  • 1986: Gold medalist, President's Cup IX, Jakarta.

Professional career

Thomas became the IBF Strawweight champion after defeating Thai Samuth Sithnaruepol in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 June 1989. Thomas, known as the second man of Indonesia to win a world boxing title, lost his title in his first defence against Eric Chavez of the Philippines.

Preceded by
Samuth Sithnaruepol
IBF Minimumweight Champion
17 Jun 1989–21 Sep 1989
Succeeded by
Eric Chavez

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