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Lucian Bute vs. Librado Andrade (1st meeting)

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Jabs Bute Andrade
Landed 62 15
Thrown 297 139
Percent 21% 11%
Power Punches Bute Andrade
Landed 138 160
Thrown 320 534
Percent 43% 30%
Total Punches Bute Andrade
Landed 200 175
Thrown 617 673
Percent 32% 26%
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2008-10-24 : Lucian Bute 168 lbs beat Librado Andrade 167¾ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

Notes

  • Andrade became Bute's mandatory challenger by defeating Robert Stieglitz.
  • Second fight for Andrade in Montreal, as he had defeated Otis Grant in a WBC Super Middleweight eliminator fight in April 2006. Ironically, Andrade is now trained by Otis' brother Howard Grant.
  • Andrade down in round 10.
  • After controlling the fight for the first eleven rounds, Bute decides to go for the knockout in the 12th. That turns out to be a bad decision, as Andrade catches him with a number of power shots and sends him heavily to the canvas with less than 5 seconds left in the fight. Bute rises to his feet within the allotted ten seconds and narrowly escapes a knockout loss.
  • After the fight, Andrade's team was visibly upset, and argued that referee Marlon Wright had given Bute a long count and should have stopped the fight. While Golden Boy Promotions indicated that it would file an official protest with the IBF, it never did.
  • At the post-fight press conference, Bute stated that he would grant Andrade a rematch.
  • Fight was named Fightnews Canada 2008 fight of the year, and round 12 was designated as the round of the year.


Preceded by:
Bute vs. Joppy
IBF Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 68
Succeeded by:
Bute vs. Zuniga


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