Librado Andrade

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Librado Andrade
Statistics
Real name Librado Andrade Ornelas
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Reach 78 in (200 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1978-09-02) September 2, 1978 (age 35)
Guanajuato, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 24
Losses 5
Draws 0
No contests 0

Librado Andrade Ornelas (born September 2, 1978 in Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican boxer in the super middleweight division. His brother is fellow boxer Enrique Ornelas.[1]

Personal[edit]

Andrade was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. His family emigrated to La Habra, California when he was ten years old. Andrade is now married and has two children.[2]

During an HBO telecast of his fight against Yusaf Mack, it was reported that Andrade lost 14 of his 16 amateur bouts. At one point, Andrade worked the morning shifts at a Jack in the Box fast food restaurant while training at the gym in the afternoon.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Though ranked in the top twenty-five in the division for the last couple of years, Andrade has faced little real opposition leading up to his bout against WBA/WBC champion Mikkel Kessler. Prior to the Kessler fight, he was best known for his first round knockout of former contender Richard Grant and defeating former middleweight champion Otis Grant. He also gained some recognition for being asked to be Bernard Hopkins sparring partner in preparation for Hopkins' rematch with Jermain Taylor. Andrade declined this request at the behest of his manager Al Haymon, who told Andrade: "You can't have the mentality of being a helper for another fighter. You have to have the mentality of a champion.". In 2005, Kessler himself had used Andrade for a three-round sparring session while training in Los Angeles for a fight with Anthony Mundine.[4]

In the Kessler fight, Andrade showed an incredible ability to endure an all-out assault. Kessler landed 348 punches, almost all to the head of Andrade. Throughout the punishment, Andrade showed no facial, or mental wear and tear and continued to press the fight each round by coming forward, at Kessler. Prior to the last round, the two fighters, in a rare display of respect in boxing, embraced each other rather than simply touching gloves. The judges at ringside, Tom Kaczmarek, Tom Miller and John Keane, all had the bout score 120-108 in favor of Mikkel Kessler. The fight was aired live on HBO's Boxing After Dark.[5]

On October 6, 2007 on a Marco Antonio Barrera vs Manny Pacquiao II main event undercard fight, Andrade won the vacant USBA 168-pound title with a 7th-round TKO of Yusaf Mack.[6]

On March 22, 2008, Andrade scored the biggest victory of his career against former IBF number one contender Robert Stieglitz of Germany. Andrade dominated the fight from the opening round with uppercuts and body shots that left Stieglitz continually on the defensive. Landing a solid right in the eighth round, Stieglitz was left staggered. Andrade followed up with flurry of shots that led to referee stop the fight, giving Andrade a TKO victory. As this was an eliminator bout, Andrade has been lined up for a fight with IBF Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute.

Andrade vs. Bute[edit]

The IBF championship fight on October 24, 2008 saw Bute dominate nearly every round. Andrade demonstrated his endurance but could not break Bute's strategy. However, in the 12th round, Andrade landed several effective combinations that rendered Bute groggy and exhausted. Bute nearly hit the canvas a couple of times on his own and finally got knocked down by a strong right hand with two seconds left. Controversy ensued as the referee Marlon B. Wright interrupted the count to warn Andrade, because according to his interpretation, Andrade did not remain in a neutral corner.[7][8] After the fight, the referee declared that in his opinion, Bute would not have beaten the count had Andrade not moved out of his neutral corner to gain an unfair advantage.[9] Andrade said: “He ( Bute ) was clearly out. It was outrageous! If this is the way to lose a fight, then this is the way I want to lose. I know I won the fight because I came with the intent to knock him out and I did.”[10]

Andrade defeated Vitali Tsypko in Montreal on April 4, 2009, in an IBF Super Middleweight eliminator, thus prompting a rematch with Lucian Bute, which took place November 28, 2009 in Quebec City.

Bute defeated Andrade by KO in the fourth round in the following rematch, by an uppercut to the body, which followed shortly after a left jab knocked Andrade out the floor for the first time.

In Quebec City on ESPN's Friday Night Fights, Librado beat Eric Lucas. The fight was stopped due to cuts over Eric's left eye, Andrade was leading on all three scorecards.[11]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win Mexico Jesus Ortega TKO 2 (8) 2013-06-15 MexicoPark Nave 1, Villahermosa, Tabasco
Loss United States Rowland Bryant TKO 3 (10) 2012-04-21 United StatesDon Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas
Win Canada Matt O'Brien TKO 3 (10) 2011-08-27 Mexico Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Loss United States Aaron Pryor Jr MD 10 2011-05-06 California Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Win Canada Eric Lucas RTD 8 (10) 2010-05-28 Canada Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Loss Romania Lucian Bute KO 4 (12), 2:57 2009-11-28 Canada Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada IBF Super Middleweight title on the line.
Win Ukraine Vitali Tsypko UD 12 2009-04-04 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Loss Romania Lucian Bute UD 12 2008-10-24 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada IBF Super Middleweight title on the line. Bute was knocked down in the 12 round.
Win Germany Robert Stieglitz TKO 8 (12), 1:53 2008-03-22 California Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, United States IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Win United States Yusaf Mack TKO 7 (12), 2:34 2007-10-06 Nevada Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won vacant USBA Super Middleweight title.
Win United States Ted Muller TKO 2 (8), 1:48 2007-07-21 Nevada Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss Denmark Mikkel Kessler UD 12 2007-03-24 Denmark Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark WBC/WBA Super World Super Middleweight titles on the line.
Win Jamaica Richard Grant KO 1 (10), 2:49 2006-09-15 Illinois Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win Jamaica Otis Grant RTD 7 (12) 2006-04-08 Canada Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Win Colombia Nicolas Cervera TK0 3 (10), 1:09 2005-02-04 Florida UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win United States Thomas Reid TKO 4 (10), 1:52 2004-12-16 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win Ukraine Vitali Kopitko TKO 2 (10), 0:27 2004-09-30 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win Panama Tito Mendoza UD 12 2004-06-24 California Bren Events Center, Irvine, California, United States Won vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight title
Win United States Willie Stewart UD 12 2004-03-19 Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, United States Won vacant NABA Super Middleweight title.
Win United States Leonard Townsend TKO 2 (10), 3:00 2003-11-06 California HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States
Win Mexico Eduardo Ayala TKO 7 (10) 2003-07-10 Illinois Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win Belize Errol Banner KO 2 (6), 0:32 2003-04-17 California Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States
Win Mexico Juan Carlos Barreto TKO 1 (6), 2:40 2003-02-28 Illinois Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win United States Shannon Miller TKO 2 (6), 2:29 2002-09-28 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States Pat Lawlor TKO 2 (6), 3:00 2002-06-24 Illinois Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win United States Ruben Perez UD 6 2001-09-27 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States Jimmy Hagar UD 6 2001-06-19 California Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, United States
Win United States Harold Lowe KO 2 (4), 1:54 2001-05-24 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win Suriname Eric Benito Tzand KO 3 (6), 0:45 2001-03-29 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States Sheridan Page KO 1 (4), 2:06 2001-01-18 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States Marcus Harvey UD 4 2000-08-17 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States Bernard Temple KO 4 (4), 2:59 2000-05-18 California Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States
Win United States Terry Smith KO 2 (4) 2000-04-13 California Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States
Win United States Paul Jones KO 4 (4) 2000-02-03 California Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States
Win United States George Johnson KO 1 (4) 1999-12-02 California Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States
Win United States Marcus Harvey UD 4 1999-08-14 California Los Alamitos Racetrack, Cypress, California, United States Andrade's professional debut.

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