Librado Andrade

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Librado Andrade
Statistics
Real name Librado Andrade Ornelas
Weight(s) Super middleweight
Height 6 ft (183 cm) 2
Reach 78 in (198 cm)
Nationality Mexican
Born (1978-09-02) September 2, 1978 (age 39)
Jesus del Monte, Guanajuato,
Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 31
Wins by KO 24
Losses 5

Librado Andrade Ornelas (born September 2, 1978) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1999 to 2013, and challenged three times for a super middleweight world title between 2007 and 2009. His brother Enrique Ornelas is also a professional boxer.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5][6] 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.[7] 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.”[8]

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.[9]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
36 fights 31 wins 5 losses
By knockout 24 2
By decision 7 3
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
36 Win 31–5 Mexico Jesus Ortega TKO 2 (8), 1:16 Jun 15, 2013 Mexico Park Nave 1, Villahermosa, Mexico
35 Loss 30–5 United States Rowland Bryant TKO 3 (10), 2:19 Apr 21, 2012 United States Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
34 Win 30–4 Canada Matt O'Brien TKO 3 (12), 2:20 Aug 27, 2011 Mexico Centro de Espectáculos, León, Mexico Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
33 Loss 29–4 United States Aaron Pryor Jr. MD 10 May 6, 2011 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
32 Win 29–3 Canada Éric Lucas RTD 8 (10), 3:00 May 28, 2010 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
31 Loss 28–3 Romania Lucian Bute KO 4 (12), 2:57 Nov 28, 2009 Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title
30 Win 28–2 Ukraine Vitali Tsypko UD 12 Apr 4, 2009 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
29 Loss 27–2 Romania Lucian Bute UD 12 Oct 24, 2008 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title
28 Win 27–1 Germany Robert Stieglitz TKO 8 (12), 1:53 Mar 22, 2008 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
27 Win 26–1 United States Yusaf Mack TKO 7 (12), 2:34 Oct 6, 2007 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant USBA super middleweight title
26 Win 25–1 United States Ted Muller TKO 2 (8), 1:48 Jul 21, 2007 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
25 Loss 24–1 Denmark Mikkel Kessler UD 12 Mar 24, 2007 Denmark Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark For WBA (Super) and WBC super middleweight titles
24 Win 24–0 Jamaica Richard Grant KO 1 (10), 2:49 Sep 15, 2006 United States Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 Jamaica Otis Grant RTD 7 (12), 3:00 Apr 8, 2006 Canada Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
22 Win 22–0 Colombia Nicolas Cervera TKO 3 (10), 1:09 Feb 4, 2005 United States UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 United States Thomas Reid TKO 4 (10), 1:52 Dec 16, 2004 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won vacant WBC Latino super middleweight title
20 Win 20–0 Ukraine Vitali Kopitko TKO 2 (10), 0:27 Sep 30, 2004 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Panama Tito Mendoza UD 12 Jun 24, 2004 United States Bren Events Center, Irvine, California, U.S. Won vacant WBONABO super middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 United States Willie Stewart UD 12 Mar 19, 2004 United States Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Won vacant WBANABA super middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 United States Leonard Townsend TKO 2 (10), 3:00 Nov 6, 2003 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Mexico Eduardo Ayala TKO 7 (10) Jul 10, 2003 United States Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Belize Errol Banner KO 2 (6), 0:32 Apr 17, 2003 United States Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Mexico Juan Carlos Barreto TKO 1 (6), 2:40 Feb 28, 2003 United States Selland Arena, Fresno, California, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 United States Shannon Miller TKO 2 (6), 2:29 Sep 28, 2002 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Pat Lawlor TKO 2 (6), 3:00 Jun 24, 2002 United States DoubleTree, Ontario, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Ruben Perez UD 6 Sep 27, 2001 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 United States Jimmy Hagar UD 6 Jun 19, 2001 United States Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Harold Lowe KO 2 (4), 1:45 May 24, 2001 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Suriname Eric Benito Tzand KO 3 (6), 0:45 Mar 29, 2001 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Sheridan Page KO 1 (4), 2:06 Jan 18, 2001 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 United States Marcus Harvey UD 4 Aug 17, 2000 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Bernard Temple TKO 4 (4), 2:59 May 18, 2000 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Terry Smith KO 2 (4) Apr 13, 2000 United States Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Paul Jones KO 4 (4) Feb 3, 2000 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States George Johnson KO 1 (4) Dec 2, 1999 United States Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Marcus Harvey UD 4 Aug 14, 1999 United States Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, California, U.S. Professional debut

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.[10]

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.[11]

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Jeff Lacy
WBANABA super middleweight champion
March 19, 2004 – June 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Lucian Bute
Vacant
Title last held by
Kabary Salem
WBONABO super middleweight champion
June 24, 2004 – December 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Chad Dawson
Vacant
Title last held by
Tito Mendoza
WBC Latino super middleweight champion
December 16, 2004 – September 2006
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Jean Pascal
Vacant
Title last held by
Yusaf Mack
USBA super middleweight champion
October 6, 2007 – October 24, 2008
Lost bid for IBF title
Vacant
Title next held by
Don George
Vacant
Title last held by
Alfonso López III
WBC Continental Americas super middleweight champion
August 27, 2011 – April 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Julio César Chávez Jr.