Lambe to face journeyman Quinn
Andre Lambe will make his professional debut against an opponent with more than 100 bouts under his belt on the Fight Night Champion undercard at the Fairmont Southampton next month.
The 24-year-old has been matched with 29-year-old Englishman Jamie Quinn, who is known in the boxing vernacular as a journeyman — a trial horse for up-and-coming hopefuls such as Lambe.
With 109 fights to his name, but only six wins, Quinn makes a living from fighting “prospects” and has shared the ring with top British fighters such as Stephen Smith, a former IBF super featherweight title challenger, and British super featherweight champion Anthony Cacace.
Quinn, who has fought 23 times already this year, has three more fights lined up in England before meeting Lambe on January 18 on the undercard of Nikki Bascome's super lightweight bout against England's Ryan Oliver.
During an interview with British Boxing Television about the life of a journeyman boxer, Quinn said: “It's the same with anything, you've got to mix the rough with the smooth.
“You have your easy nights when you're not in with much of a puncher. There's no easier way of making your money, especially when you enjoy doing it.
“Then, there are other times when you're in with someone who is going to come and take your head off!”
Quinn said the toughest opponent he has faced is Sam Bowen, who lost on a split decision to Cacace for the British super featherweight title in Birmingham last month.
“Out of all of my opponents, the only one who I avoid like a the clappers is that Sam Bowen,” said Quinn, who trains at Bredbury and Stockport Amateur Boxing Club. “He hits like a bully!”
Lambe, who will meet Quinn at super lightweight, improved his amateur record to 11 wins and six defeats after defeating Portuguese Bruno Couto by a split decision last month.
Another Bermuda boxer making his professional debut at Fight Night Champion will be Michael Parson, who will take on England's William Warburton in a super welterweight bout.
Warburton, another journeyman fighter, who has a record of 24 wins and ten draws from 199 bouts, will face Bascome's upcoming opponent Ryan Oliver in Altrincham this weekend.
The pair previously met in Manchester in August last year, with Oliver winning on points.