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  El Orgullo De Guanajuato -
Sweet Homecoming For Andrade & Ornelas

By William Trillo

Promoters: Golden Boy Promotions & Leon Tijuana Boxing

You couldn't have written this story any better as hometown hero's Librado Andrade & Enrique Ornelas fought in their hometown and delivered crowd pleasing victories in a full house in Leon, Mexico.

In the main event Andrade (29-4,22 KO's) took on Matt O'Brien (18-2, 7 KO's) for the vacant WBC Super Middleweight Intercontinental belt. Showing no signs of discouragement after his recent loss Andrade jumped all over O'Brien from the onset. Looking like the Andrade the fans have come to know and love, the tough warrior from Jesus Del Monte had no problem getting into a give and take battle with the tough Canadian.

The crowd roared as Andrade landed vicious blows and cheered just as loud when he was hit with crisp shots only to return with yet another barrage of his own.

It didn't take long and by round three Andrade had broken down O'Brien and it wasn't long before he sent him to the canvas twice. After the second knockdown O'Brien's corner wisely waved the surrender flag and the ref halted the action at the 2:20 mark of round three.

The full house roared with excitement and this was clearly a very sweet victory for Andrade who not only captures a belt but keeps himself in the picture for another shot at a world title.

In the semi-main event Enrique Ornelas (31-7, 20 KO's) faced Alfredo Contreras (11-11-2, 5 KO's) in a 10 round light heavyweight bout that was a crowd pleasing toe to toe war.

Ornelas kept the upper hand in almost every round but the tough Contreras would not go down and was willing to take everything Ornelas had to offer.

The fight went the 10 round distance and Ornelas took the victory with scores of 100-89,100-89 & 99-90. With the victory Ornelas will keep himself high in the rankings and another big fight is sure to ahead of him.

The opening bouts of the night went down this way:

Featherweight Robert Manzanarez decisioned Edgar Martinez over 6.

Middleweight Juan Sergio Torres Perez KO'd Salvador Ramirez in 4.

Bantamweight Luis Oliva & Ricardo Ruiz fought to a 4 round draw.


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