Librado Andrade vs. Vitali Tsypko
2009-04-04 : Librado Andrade 167 lbs beat Vitaliy Tsypko 167¼ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Referee: Jean-Guy Brousseau
- Judge: Sylvain Leblanc 120-106
- Judge: George Hill 117-109
- Judge: Klaus Griesel 117-109
Aired On: Showtime Championship Boxing
- IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator
- Weights: Andrade 167.1 lbs, Tsypko 167.3 lbs
- Attendance: 7,513
- 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.