Andre Lambe determined to put on a show in first headline bout
Andre Lambe is relishing his first headline professional bout as he prepares for a return to the ring at The Shed, in Dockyard, at the end of this month.
Fresh from extending his flawless professional record to 3-0, in a dominant display, on the way to a third-round stoppage of Jose Ceja at the end of January, the Bermudian Southpaw has been confirmed as the main attraction on the upcoming Epic Entertainment Fight Night Champion card on March 26.
While the rest of the promotion fight card line-up has yet to be confirmed, Lambe has promised to once again put on a show in the headline bout against Dajuan Robinson, of the United States.
“It’s my first headline as a professional and so that’s really exciting,” he said. “However, I’m trying to treat it no different to any other of my fights in terms of preparation and my focus.
“I haven’t really put any expectations on myself for the fight. I’m just going to stick to the plan, do what I’ve always tried to do in the ring and hopefully entertain people throughout the fight.
“The atmosphere that the fans create at these shows when I fight has always been amazing. Hopefully I can keep giving them what they’ve been looking for with my performances and I’m sure it will be another high quality event.
“My last event at The Shed was kind of a dry run because we hadn’t had any sort of event for two years and so now there’s a better idea of what can be done at the venue. No doubt this show will be even bigger and better.”
While expectations on Lambe will be high against an opponent making the transition from mixed martial arts to boxing for the first time, the 26-year-old is well aware of the risks in facing off against an unknown fighter.
“I don’t know a great deal about my opponent except he’s come from an MMA background,” Lambe added. “That brings with it an element of the unknown but one thing I know is that he will be aggressive.
“You always need to be a little bit wary of the unknown and with fighters with MMA backgrounds you can’t afford to rush in, you need to be a little more cautious because it’s not always clear how they will react.
“They can be a little wild in their fighting style and throw some crazy punches for sure.
“You saw in my last fight against Jose [Ceja], who had a mixture of MMA and a boxing background, that he kept coming and he was known for having a very strong chin.
“As always I’ll prepare as best I can in my training camp and look to improve on areas I need to, push my boundaries a bit more and try and test myself the best I can.”
Despite his immediate attention being on his upcoming fight, Lambe conceded an element of his focus remains on his greater aspirations within the paid ranks, most notably the opportunity to challenge as a contender for a title.
“Part of my focus is always been on the bigger picture and getting to an end goal in terms of my career,” he said.
“I’m planning on trying to get in another four fights before the end of the year and so I’m happy to have another fight so soon after my last one and just keep going.
“I want to get to eight bouts and then hopefully get an official ranking which can lead to contender fights against the top guys.
“Any professional fighter starting out has to have a certain amount of bouts before they are looked at for title bouts. My focus is getting to where I need to be as quickly as possible and having the chance to win a belt.”