Andre Lambe and Adrian Roach looking forward to Bermuda versus Jamaica fight card
Andre Lambe says he hopes Jamaican opponent Dwayne Lawrence can bring the best out of him as he seeks to entertain and extend his flawless professional record in their upcoming bout.
The two welterweight fighters are scheduled to go toe-to-toe during the Epic Entertainment Bermuda versus Jamaica fight card to be held at The Shed, Dockyard, on May 28.
“It is his pro debut but he’s been doing boxing his whole life, so it’s not like I am fighting an MMA fighter this time,” Lambe told The Royal Gazette.
“That should make for an interesting fight and hopefully he brings more of a challenge unlike my last opponent (Dajuan Robinson).
“My third fight against Jose Ceja was my most exciting as a pro because I got to show more skill and we went to the 3rd round. So I’m looking for some more fights like that and hopefully Lawrence can bring that out of me.”
The 26-year-old extended his unblemished record to 4-0 with an emphatic victory in his maiden headline bout against American Robinson at The Shed last month.
Referee Anthony Mouchette stopped the lopsided contest two minutes and 50 seconds into the first round after Lambe dropped his opponent to the canvas three times.
It was his third first-round technical knockout victory and fourth consecutive overall.
Since then the southpaw has been busy behind the scenes preparing for his next outing in the ring.
“I prepare harder every camp and I am always trying to improve,” he added. “I haven’t really taken any breaks this year, so I am one hundred per cent tuned in right now.
“I am getting stronger everyday; hitting harder and my endurance is increasing.”
Lambe is again looking forward to fighting in front of the home crowd.
“It is always a moral booster to fight at home,” he said. “The home town fans bring out a different animal in me. But I plan to be focused like I always and listen to my corner to get the win.”
Meanwhile, also competing on the fight card is Bermuda’s Adrian Roach, who will lock horns with Jamaican Sanjay Williams in an amateur lightweight bout.
“Definitely excited for this fight and implementing what I learnt in Ecuador (American Boxing Confederation Championships) will be a key part of my victory,” Roach said.
“It’s always good getting back in the ring and staying active. So I am happy I have the opportunity to do so, especially fighting on the undercard of Nikki and Andre again.
“I believe I bring excitement to the cards and that people enjoy my performances, so I’m glad I get to do it again.”
As for his opponent, Roach added: “I know he’s been boxing much longer than I have been, but so have the other opponents I have been beating.
“I take whoever they put in front of me and give it my all every outing. So whatever accomplishments he may have does not intimidate or deter me from taking a tough fight. ”I know he’s a tough, come forward fighter. So we’ll see how much heart he has on May 28.”
The orthodox fighter is also looking forward to competing again on home soil.
“It is always a special occasion fighting at home,” he added. “Everyone comes out, the crowd is cheering for their home town fighter and a lot of the people that have helped me get to the stage in my career where I am at will be there. It’s always nice to repay those people with great performances.
“Come May 28 Bermuda should expect a sharp Adrian Roach; a fighter who won’t take no for an answer, and a fighter who will do anything to win in there. The crowd should be in for a treat.”
The upcoming fight card will be headlined by the professional welterweight bout pitting Bermuda’s Nikki Bascome against Jamaican Kevin ‘Bus Boy’ Hylton.
The orthodox Bascome is presently in Las Vegas training under former IBO super-featherweight champion Jeff Mayweather, who is the uncle of five-times world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.