Andre Lambe determined to extend flawless professional record
Andre Lambe will rest his unblemished professional record on the line when he locks horns with American Dajuan Robinson in the headline bout at the Fight Night Champion card at The Shed, in Dockyard, tonight.
Expectations are high for the Bermudian southpaw heading into the four-round welterweight bout, having achieved stoppages in his three previous outings in the paid ranks.It is a flawless streak which Lambe is determined to extend and is firmly backing himself to get the job done.
“I am trying to keep that streak going,” he told The Royal Gazette.
“I always try to give my best, give my strongest. Hopefully, I can keep it going.”
Lambe lived up to his “Showtime” moniker in a dominant and polished display on the way to a third-round stoppage of American Jose Ceja in his previous bout at the same venue in January.
In the build-up to his upcoming bout, the 26-year-old and his team have done their homework on MMA fighter Robinson, who is making his boxing debut.
“My coaches always look at the fighters,” Lambe added.
“I don’t usually look at the tapes most of the time unless it’s a last-minute opponent.
“If it’s the last week or so then I would look at the tape because we don’t have time to be preparing in the gym.
“However, we had plenty of time to prepare for him.
“I trust my team; they tell me what I need to do, what I need to work on and things like that. We are more than prepared for this one.”
Robinson began the mind games when he vowed to snap his rival’s unbeaten record.
“I am in his refrigerator and I am here to eat all his food,” he said.
Lambe refused to be drawn into a war of words on the eve of his maiden professional headline bout.
“It’s all smack talk I guess,” he said. “I don’t even really pay attention to all that.
“I always focus on just how I am going to perform on the night. That’s my main focus.
“He said that he doesn’t think that him coming over from MMA to boxing is going to be a problem, but I have been doing boxing all my life.
“This is all I did so he is definitely going to see a different level.
“It’s not what it looks like on the outside so he is definitely going to see that.”
Lambe believes the quick turnaround from his previous bout will work to his advantage.
“Of course it does,” he said. “I am a young fighter and this is how it is supposed to be.
“All the fighters that I train with out in Orlando that have around the same record as me fight just as much or even more than I am.
“This is nothing new, it’s just new to Bermuda. But we are going to show you guys how it is supposed to be done.
“I am supposed to be fighting every two months. I am just starting out and still doing four rounds, so I am supposed to be fighting this much.
“I am just trying to set the standard for everybody that’s coming up behind me, all of the children that might want to turn pro and stuff, to see how it’s supposed to be done early on in your career.”
Lambe says he is honoured to headline a fight card.
“Of course it’s an honour and I am just happy that the public expressed themselves and everybody really enjoys watching me and things like that,” he added.
“It’s very uplifting to know that the Bermudian people enjoy what they see from me, so I am happy to give them what they were looking for.
“I am a dedicated fighter anyway, so I am going to go in there and do what I have to do. But just to have that extra little boost of energy from everybody definitely feels good.”
Meanwhile, the other main bouts on the fight card include the match-up between Cyril Whitter and Adrian McPhee, Bruce Perinchief versus Cole Durham and Jaylon Roberts against Steven Sparks.
The event will be shown live on channel82.bm.