Lucian Bute vs. Librado Andrade (2nd meeting)

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2009-11-28 : Lucian Bute 166¾ lbs beat Librado Andrade 166¾ lbs by KO at 2:57 in round 4 of 12


  • Coming into this fight, Bute was ranked #2 at Super Middleweight by The Ring magazine, while Andrade was ranked #5 in the same category.
  • Rematch of October 2008 fight that had ended in some controversy (see Lucian Bute vs. Librado Andrade (1st meeting)).
  • The first three rounds saw Andrade be the aggressor and Bute play the role of counter-puncher, as had been the case in the first fight. HBO's unofficial scorecard had Bute up 30-27 after the 3rd round.
  • In round 4, Bute slips an overhand right from Andrade and lands a heavy left hand to the jaw of his opponent, sending him heavily to the canvas.
  • Andrade beats the count and resumes the fight, but is soon caught by a left hook to the body that sends him down for the count at 2:57 of round 4.
  • As a result of this victory, Bute ascends to #1 in The Ring rankings (title is vacant).

Preceded by:
Bute vs. Zuniga
IBF Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 70
Succeeded by:
Bute vs. Miranda