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Librado Andrade

Librado Andrade Mexican boxer

Mexican boxer
Librado Andrade
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Mexican boxer
A.K.A. Librado Andrade Ornelas
Is Athlete Boxer
From Mexico
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 November 1978
Age: 41 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
The details


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.

Professional career

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 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.

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.

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.

Professional boxing record

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 Jesus Ortega TKO 2 (8), 1:16 Jun 15, 2013 Park Nave 1, Villahermosa, Mexico
35 Loss 30–5 Rowland Bryant TKO 3 (10), 2:19 Apr 21, 2012 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.
34 Win 30–4 Matt O'Brien TKO 3 (12), 2:20 Aug 27, 2011 Centro de Espectáculos, León, Mexico Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title
33 Loss 29–4 Aaron Pryor Jr. MD 10 May 6, 2011 Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
32 Win 29–3 Éric Lucas RTD 8 (10), 3:00 May 28, 2010 Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
31 Loss 28–3 Lucian Bute KO 4 (12), 2:57 Nov 28, 2009 Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title
30 Win 28–2 Vitali Tsypko UD 12 Apr 4, 2009 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
29 Loss 27–2 Lucian Bute UD 12 Oct 24, 2008 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada For IBF super middleweight title
28 Win 27–1 Robert Stieglitz TKO 8 (12), 1:53 Mar 22, 2008 Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, U.S.
27 Win 26–1 Yusaf Mack TKO 7 (12), 2:34 Oct 6, 2007 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Won vacant USBA super middleweight title
26 Win 25–1 Ted Muller TKO 2 (8), 1:48 Jul 21, 2007 Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
25 Loss 24–1 Mikkel Kessler UD 12 Mar 24, 2007 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark For WBA (Super) and WBC super middleweight titles
24 Win 24–0 Richard Grant KO 1 (10), 2:49 Sep 15, 2006 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
23 Win 23–0 Otis Grant RTD 7 (12), 3:00 Apr 8, 2006 Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
22 Win 22–0 Nicolas Cervera TKO 3 (10), 1:09 Feb 4, 2005 UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
21 Win 21–0 Thomas Reid TKO 4 (10), 1:52 Dec 16, 2004 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Won vacant WBC Latino super middleweight title
20 Win 20–0 Vitali Kopitko TKO 2 (10), 0:27 Sep 30, 2004 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
19 Win 19–0 Tito Mendoza UD 12 Jun 24, 2004 Bren Events Center, Irvine, California, U.S. Won vacant WBO–NABO super middleweight title
18 Win 18–0 Willie Stewart UD 12 Mar 19, 2004 Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Won vacant WBA–NABA super middleweight title
17 Win 17–0 Leonard Townsend TKO 2 (10), 3:00 Nov 6, 2003 HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Eduardo Ayala TKO 7 (10) Jul 10, 2003 Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Errol Banner KO 2 (6), 0:32 Apr 17, 2003 Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Juan Carlos Barreto TKO 1 (6), 2:40 Feb 28, 2003 Selland Arena, Fresno, California, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Shannon Miller TKO 2 (6), 2:29 Sep 28, 2002 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 Pat Lawlor TKO 2 (6), 3:00 Jun 24, 2002 DoubleTree, Ontario, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 Ruben Perez UD 6 Sep 27, 2001 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Jimmy Hagar UD 6 Jun 19, 2001 Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 Harold Lowe KO 2 (4), 1:45 May 24, 2001 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 Eric Benito Tzand KO 3 (6), 0:45 Mar 29, 2001 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 Sheridan Page KO 1 (4), 2:06 Jan 18, 2001 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Marcus Harvey UD 4 Aug 17, 2000 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 Bernard Temple TKO 4 (4), 2:59 May 18, 2000 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 Terry Smith KO 2 (4) Apr 13, 2000 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 Paul Jones KO 4 (4) Feb 3, 2000 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 George Johnson KO 1 (4) Dec 2, 1999 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 Marcus Harvey UD 4 Aug 14, 1999 Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, California, U.S.


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

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.

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