Thomas Americo

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Name: Thomas Americo
Born: 1958-12-24
Birthplace: Bobonaro, Timor-Leste
Died: 1999-09-07 (Age:40)
Hometown: Dili, Timor-Leste
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Thomas Americo is the first Indonesian (and Timor Leste) to challenge for a world title belt.

Thomas Americo was reportedly killed in a political riot during East Timor independence in 2000. Americo was dragged from his car and shot to dead by some militias in his hometown, Dili, East Timor.

"...Da Silva is still haunted by the memory of watching helplessly 
as a friend, the boxer Americo Thomas, was shot and killed in front of 
the Dili sports center. He runs with the quiet determination of a man
who has seen the depths of despair, but who has chosen to follow the
path of hope...."
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