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Ruthless Andre Lambe extends professional record with bruising first-round victory

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Bermudian boxer Lambe sends Dajuan Robinson to the canvas during Fight Night Champion at The Shed, Dockyard on Saturday. (Photo Blaire Simmons)
Victorious Lambe (Photo Blaire Simmons).
Lambe sends Robinson down again. (Photo Blaire Simmons).
Victorious Lambe salutes the crowd. (Photo Blaire Simmons).

Andre Lambe made light work of his opponent Dajuan Robinson to extend his unblemished professional record in his debut headline bout during Fight Night Champion at The Shed, in Dockyard, on Saturday night.

The Bermudian southpaw’s power, pace and sheer tenacity were simply too much for American Robinson, who was dropped to the canvass three times before referee Anthony Mouchette stopped the lopsided welterweight contest 2 minutes and 50 seconds in the first round.

“He definitely came to give a fight, but I am just too strong,” Lambe told The Royal Gazette.

“I am technical fighter so I can pick up on things right away and just go with the flow.

“I was a little apprehensive and then he hit me with something and I was like this guy has no power. I was like there is nothing on these punches, so I am just going to bully him now.

“I got a little out of hand and started throwing wild but then I settled down and surgically broke him down because I felt the power and was like I am going through this.”

It was the third first round technical knockout victory and fourth consecutive overall for the 26-year-old, who improved his professional record to 4-0.

“Four knockout wins and three in the first round feels great,” Lambe added. “I have Troy Darrell in my corner and he had 21 knockouts, so I am trying to catch him up.

“The victory feels great and I am ready to keep putting on a show and keep going. I am trying to take this to the top and I am happy that it’s going the way that it’s going.

Robinson went on the early offensive and landed a straight right jab to his opponent’s head.

However, Lambe countered with a stinging right jab of his own followed by a left-right-left combination to the head, which stopped the 25-year-old orthodox fighter dead in his tracks and signalled the beginning of the end for what proved to be a baptism of fire on his professional boxing debut.

Robinson used the width of the ring to try and put distance between himself and his opponent.

But like a hungry predator stalking its prey, a ruthless Lambe moved in for the kill with the vulnerable Robinson now clinging on for dear life.

Lambe backed the MMA fighter up against the ropes with a left-right combination upstairs before a right hook sent the latter crashing head first to the canvass for the first time of the night.

Robinson received another standing eight count after Lambe sent him back to the canvas with another bone-jarring right hook to the head during an exchange between the two fighters.

A flurry of combinations from Lambe sent the American down again but he avoided another eight count on this occasion as he was adjudged to have slipped.

Lambe went straight back to work when the fight resumed and completed the inevitable with another flurry of combinations upstairs that sent Robinson down for the final time as referee Mouchette stopped the massacre.

“I did come here to win, but unfortunately I didn’t,” Robinson said.

“My plan was to be there in front of him. Be in his face and apply a little pressure.

“But he did exactly what I came to do and actually stopped me on my tracks.”

Despite being on the wrong end of a bruising defeat, Robinson is keen to have a rematch with Lambe.

“I would love a rematch. I would love to go home, train and would love to come back and get my win,” he added.

“If they can offer that I guarantee this show will pop off. It will pop off I guarantee.”

Lambe doesn’t believe the American is worthy of another chance.

“I don’t think he did anything to deserve a rematch, so he can come down and fight somebody else,” he said. “I am going on to different things.”

Meanwhile, securing victories on the under card were Bermudians Cole Durham and Cyril Whitter as well as American Jan Castillo.

Durham won his middleweight fight against compatriot Bruce Perinchief on points.

Whitter also recorded a points win over compatriot Adrian McPhee as did American Castillo in his cruiserweight bout with Bermuda’s Jaylon Roberts.

The fight card also included a series of exhibition bouts featuring the island’s up and coming boxers.

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Published March 28, 2022 at 7:57 am (Updated March 28, 2022 at 8:14 am)

Ruthless Andre Lambe extends professional record with bruising first-round victory

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