Nico Thomas

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Nico Thomas
Real name Nicholas Thomas
Weight(s) Mini flyweight
Nationality Indonesia Indonesian
Born (1966-06-10) June 10, 1966 (age 52)
Ambon, Indonesia (Resides in Tangerang Regency
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 58
Wins 29
Wins by KO 18
Losses 23
Draws 6
No contests 0

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


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[edit]

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

Professional career[edit]

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, after Ellyas Pical, lost his title in his first defence against Eric Chavez of the Philippines.

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Preceded by
Samuth Sithnaruepol
IBF minimumweight champion
June 17, 1989 - September 21, 1989
Succeeded by
Eric Chavez