Pedro Lima (boxer)
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Lima fought in his home country and beat Jaime Cortez, ECU, 13-3, Ricardo Smith, JAM, 12-4, and US southpaw Demetrius Andrade who became world champion later that year in the finals 7-6. He was the first boxing gold medalist for Brazil in 44 years.
At the world championships he beat Ergazy Murzakarimov (Kirgizia) 21-9, and Polish Michal Starbala 12-8 but lost to Bakhyt Sarsekbayev and did not qualify (yet) for the Olympics.
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