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‘Andre Lambe does not intimidate me, he is not God’

Crisanto Lucio (Photograph supplied)

Andre Lambe’s next opponent will arrive on the island without any fear as the pair square off for the vacant American Boxing Organisation welterweight title this weekend.

Mexican Crisanto Lucio insists he is not intimidated by Lambe, who is unbeaten in his first six professional fights in advance of the bout at The Shed in Dockyard on Saturday.

“His record does not intimidate me at all and I am confident of success because nobody can put fear in my heart,” said Lucio, who is also unbeaten in five professional fights. “The only person who can is God, and he’s not God. Everybody bleeds the same and nobody puts fear in my heart.”

Lucio has done his homework on Lambe and is far from impressed with what he has seen on film.

“We have seen some stuff on him and he is not spectacular or anything,” Lucio added. “I don’t really rate him as any other fighter and just hope he comes to fight.

“I intend to put on a good fight and a good show for the fans out there and hopefully win the crowd over. I am just going to stick to my game plan and come out victorious.”

The 23-year-old has added incentive to achieve victory with some potentially lucrative fights to come as his career progresses.

“I want it bad because it’s going to put me in a good position if I get this title,” Lucio said. “So of course I want to come there put on a show, win the title and keep my career pushing forward.”

“This is just another day in the office so there’s no real reason to stress yourself out or anything. We both know what’s at stake so we hope we can give the fans a good fight.”

Lucio is used to travelling for is fights and is comfortable taking on southpaws like Lambe.

“It doesn’t make a difference where I fight,” he said. “I just stick to my game and plan. I have been doing this for years now so stuff like that does not intimidate me. I just have to go out there, do what I got to do and stick to my gameplan.”

With his preparation for this fight starting two months ago, Lucio is convinced that he is primed for a career-best performance.

“I have been in one of the best camps of my career, so I am feeling really good to go out there and put on a show,” he added. “I started camp as soon as I got the call.”

Lambe, 27, claimed the vacant American Boxing Federation welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Jose Ceja at The Shed in October in his first title bout, but according to the event organisers he is facing his toughest opponent yet.

“This is probably the most challenging opponent Andre has faced,” said Teiko Furbert, chief executive of fight card promoters Epic Entertainment. “They have a real likeness in records and no one is willing to lose.”

“I would like to encourage the country to come out and support Bermuda’s own Andre “Showtime” Lambe in his second title quest and all athletes on the card for the night,“ he added.

For more details on the upcoming event visit epicbda.com.

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Published January 24, 2023 at 7:35 am (Updated January 25, 2023 at 8:17 am)

‘Andre Lambe does not intimidate me, he is not God’

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