LOS ANGELES – After traveling the world and doing battle in Denmark, Canada and Germany, fighting brothers Librado Andrade and Enrique Ornelas have one stamp missing stamp in their fistic passports – their native Mexico. On Saturday, August 27, that will be rectified when they fight for the first time in their home country on a doubleheader to be aired on Televisa’s “Sabados De Corona” in Mexico and on AT&T U-verse in the United States live from the Centro De Espectaculos De La Feria Leon in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.
In the 12 round main event, Andrade will face Canada’s Matt O’Brien for the vacant WBC Intercontinental Super Middleweight Title. The co-feature will pit Ornelas against Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Alfredo Contreras in a 10 round light heavyweight contest. August 27 will mark the ninth time the brothers from Jesus del Monte, Guanajuato have competed on the same card, compiling an impressive 16-2 combined record in those fights.
The doubleheader headlines a scheduled 11 fight event presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with ESA and Leon Tijuana Boxing and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 5:00pm, the first fight begins at 6:00pm and the Televisa broadcast begins at 10:30pm CT.
The fights will also be available in the United States as AT&T* is exclusively delivering the series across three screens (TV, Online and Mobile) to AT&T U-verse members. The August 27 U-verse broadcasts will air live at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT on AT&T U-verse® TV, U-verse Online at www.att.net/boxeo and, for subscribers to the U-verse Live TV mobile application, on qualifying mobile phones.**
Tickets priced at 400 pesos, 200 pesos, 100 pesos and 50 pesos are available for purchase online at www.eticket.com.mx or La Feria Box Office.
Rugged super middleweight contender Librado Andrade (29-4, 22 KO’s) has long been one of boxing’s top rated contenders and is a hard-charging battler with thudding power to change a fight with just one swing of his fist. A 12-year professional, Andrade has challenged for the 168-pound world title against champions Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute (twice) and even though he fell short of victory, the lessons he’s learned will help him get back to the top sooner rather than later. He is coming off of a tough decision loss to Aaron Pryor Jr. in May, but the 32-year old is reinvigorated by the fact that his comeback is beginning in Guanajuato.
Quesnel, British Columbia’s Matt O’Brien (18-2, 8 KO’s) has split two fights since moving to the super middleweight division and expects to hand Andrade his second straight defeat on August 27. Owner of a decade of professional experience, the 34-year old’s time to shine is now and he plans on capitalizing on this opportunity.
The younger brother of Andrade, 30-year-old Enrique Ornelas (31-7, 20 KO’s) has the same aggressive style as his older sibling and some believe he packs an even bigger punch. Considering that six of his last seven wins have come by way of knockout, it’s not that far-fetched a notion. Having competed with fighters like current World Champions Bernard Hopkins and Robert Stieglitz as well as Bronco McKart and Marco Antonio Rubio, Ornelas has the skill, power and world-class experience to give anyone a tough night.
26-year-old Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico native Alfredo “Galan” Contreras (10-11-3, 4 KO’s) has faced 12 unbeaten fighters in his six-year professional career, including Anthony Dirrell, George Groves, David Lemieux and Marco Antonio Periban, and the hard-charging brawler is planning to bring all he has when he gets in the ring with Ornelas. In July, Contreras battled to a hard-fought draw with Kevin Riding-In and, a little over 30 days later, he will aim for the upset against the well-traveled Ornelas.
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