Librado Andrade vs. Vitali Tsypko

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2009-04-04 : Librado Andrade 167 lbs beat Vitaliy Tsypko 167¼ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

Aired On: Showtime Championship Boxing

  • IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator
  • Weights: Andrade 167.1 lbs, Tsypko 167.3 lbs
  • Attendance: 7,513

Notes

  • Librado Andrade (27-2) 21 KOs vs. Vitali Tsypko (22-2) 12 KOs
  • Fight was on the undercard of Timothy Bradley vs. Kendall Holt.
  • Andrade came in ranked as the # 3 super middleweight in the world by The Ring Magazine. Tsypko was unranked by the same publication.
  • Andrade received a huge ovation from the Montreal crowd when he was introduced in the ring.
  • A counter right hand to the jaw sends Tsypko crashing heavily to the canvas in the first minute of round 2.
  • Tsypko down again during the first minute of round 7 from consecutive left hooks.
  • Andrade cut over the left eye by a right cross in round 11.
  • With the win, Andrade moved into position for a rematch against IBF Super Middlweight Champion Lucian Bute. Bute was ringside for this fight.