|Real name||Librado Andrade Ornelas|
|Rated at||Super middleweight
|Height||6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)|
|Reach||78 in (200 cm)|
September 2, 1978 |
|Wins by KO||24|
Librado Andrade Ornelas (born September 2, 1978) is a Mexican professional boxer and a three-time super middleweight world title challenger. His brother Enrique Ornelas is also a professional boxer.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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. 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.”
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.
Professional boxing record
|Win||Jesus Ortega||TKO||2 (8)||2013-06-15||Park Nave 1, Villahermosa, Tabasco|
|Loss||Rowland Bryant||TKO||3 (10)||2012-04-21||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas|
|Win||Matt O'Brien||TKO||3 (10)||2011-08-27||Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico|
|Loss||Aaron Pryor Jr||MD||10||2011-05-06||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||Eric Lucas||RTD||8 (10)||2010-05-28||Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||Lucian Bute||KO||4 (12), 2:57||2009-11-28||Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||IBF Super Middleweight title on the line.|
|Win||Vitali Tsypko||UD||12||2009-04-04||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.|
|Loss||Lucian Bute||UD||12||2008-10-24||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||IBF Super Middleweight title on the line. Bute was knocked down in the 12 round.|
|Win||Robert Stieglitz||TKO||8 (12), 1:53||2008-03-22||Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, United States||IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||Yusaf Mack||TKO||7 (12), 2:34||2007-10-06||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Won vacant USBA Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||Ted Muller||TKO||2 (8), 1:48||2007-07-21||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||Mikkel Kessler||UD||12||2007-03-24||Parken, Copenhagen, Denmark||WBC/WBA Super World Super Middleweight titles on the line.|
|Win||Richard Grant||KO||1 (10), 2:49||2006-09-15||Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||Otis Grant||RTD||7 (12)||2006-04-08||Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||WBC Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||Nicolas Cervera||TKO||3 (10), 1:09||2005-02-04||UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Win||Thomas Reid||TKO||4 (10), 1:52||2004-12-16||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||Vitali Kopitko||TKO||2 (10), 0:27||2004-09-30||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||Tito Mendoza||UD||12||2004-06-24||Bren Events Center, Irvine, California, United States||Won vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight title|
|Win||Willie Stewart||UD||12||2004-03-19||Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, United States||Won vacant NABA Super Middleweight title.|
|Win||Leonard Townsend||TKO||2 (10), 3:00||2003-11-06||HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States|
|Win||Eduardo Ayala||TKO||7 (10)||2003-07-10||Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||Errol Banner||KO||2 (6), 0:32||2003-04-17||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Win||Juan Carlos Barreto||TKO||1 (6), 2:40||2003-02-28||Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||Shannon Miller||TKO||2 (6), 2:29||2002-09-28||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Pat Lawlor||TKO||2 (6), 3:00||2002-06-24||Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||Ruben Perez||UD||6||2001-09-27||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Jimmy Hagar||UD||6||2001-06-19||Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, United States|
|Win||Harold Lowe||KO||2 (4), 1:54||2001-05-24||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Eric Benito Tzand||KO||3 (6), 0:45||2001-03-29||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Sheridan Page||KO||1 (4), 2:06||2001-01-18||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Marcus Harvey||UD||4||2000-08-17||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Bernard Temple||KO||4 (4), 2:59||2000-05-18||Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||Terry Smith||KO||2 (4)||2000-04-13||Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||Paul Jones||KO||4 (4)||2000-02-03||Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||George Johnson||KO||1 (4)||1999-12-02||Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States|
|Win||Marcus Harvey||UD||4||1999-08-14||Los Alamitos Racetrack, Cypress, California, United States||Andrade's professional debut.|
- HBO Boxing; Librado Andrade: From Burgers to Filet Mignon
- HBO Boxing; Unbeaten Kessler Dominates Game Andrade
- usatoday.com, Steven Luevano outpoints tough T-Rex to keep featherweight title
- Bute's title defence ends in controversy
- Lucian Bute, Librado Andrade, Marlon B. Wright and the Incompetent Timekeeper – A Non-Controversy
- Sharkie’s Machine: Bute KO’d in 12th Round but Still Wins Decision?