Andre Lambe promises to deliver on overseas pro debut
Andre Lambe reckons he has stepped up his game and is confident he will be equal to the task against Dominique Williams during Undisputed Promotions Clash of the Titans professional fight card at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.
“I always come to the fight confident, that’s why I’m ‘Showtime’, he told The Royal Gazette. “I always prepare my best, so I’m never doubting myself.”
The Bermudian southpaw will face South African Williams in a super-lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
Sizing up his opponent, Lambe said: “I’m definitely way bigger; he’s coming up from 135lbs.
“I saw his fights and I definitely have the speed advantage, the technical advantage, experience and all that kind of stuff.”
Lambe will be keen to pick up where he left off, having beaten Canadian Mat Hinchey on his professional debut at the Fairmont Southampton in January 2020.
The bout will be aired pay-per-view.
“Of course I want to stay undefeated and put Bermuda on the map,” he said. “This is the first time Bermuda is going to experience something like this, seeing one of their top fighters on a pay-per-view event abroad.
“Flanagan’s has already sold out and we’re working on having some of the other bars to have the fight shown because it’s in high demand now. This was my dream and what I wanted to do for my country.”
Lambe said he is excited about making his overseas professional debut.
“This has been [the late Allan] Forty Rego’s dream since he brought me out here the first time ten years ago,” he added.
“He’s always wanted me to get on a card with my stablemate Jeovanny [Estela] out here and connect Florida and Bermuda, so that’s what we are doing.”
Estela boasts an unblemished 3-0 professional record, which he will try to maintain against fellow American John Morehouse on the same card.
Lambe, 25, has spent the past seven months honing his skills at Impact Boxing Gym.
“I have had some tremendous sparring with top-level guys,” he said. “Ninety-five per cent of the guys I spar with out here are undefeated fighters, so I am definitely prepared and more than prepared for this fight. I have definitely stepped up my game.”
Lambe was due to fight Jamaican Toriano Nicholas in rescheduled bout in Bermuda in March, but that was cancelled.
Asked has the considerable lay-off since his previous bout been frustrating, Lambe said: “It was frustrating but I feel like everything happens for a reason and never get too upset with things like that, especially things I can’t control.
“I knew it was a long lay-off so that’s why I took it upon myself to come out here in January to prepare myself to fight.
“I have been sparring with some top guys to get myself in tune, so I’m definitely ready now. Everything is happening at the right time.
“I have a great gym helping me out here that we have been acquainted with for the last ten years. They have been handling me very well, which you will see on Saturday night.”