Andre Lambe successfully retains title in Texas
Andre Lambe is setting his sights on higher-profile fights overseas after successfully retaining his American Boxing Organisation regional welterweight title against Bryan Springs in Cleveland, Texas.
Lambe was awarded a unanimous points victory, with both judges awarding the six-round bout comfortably in the his favour, with one judge scoring the fight 60-52 and the other 59-53, as the Bermudian improved his flawless professional record to 9-0.
The 28-year-old admitted he was particularly pleased to have proved his worth in front of a new crowd after taking the risk to fight outside of the confines of Bermuda.
“It was great overall and It was a pretty comfortable victory as I managed to drop him in the fifth,” said Lambe, who also holds the American Boxing Federation regional welterweight crown.
“Before that I was always in control really, but he definitely put on a good show. He was always a threat and kept me on my toes. He kept changing up his game plan and I had to find a way to break him down.
“It was an entertaining fight and everyone in the venue was really excited. At certain points it was so loud and some of the screams from the crowd were deafening.
“I went into the fight feeling like I had to prove myself. Out there you don’t automatically have everyone on your side like when I fight in Bermuda.
“It’s much more rewarding when you hear a crowd who are seeing you for the first time cheering you on. I knew going into the fight that I had to make a statement to get the fans on side and I’m proud that I managed to do that.”
After coming through what was only his second bout off island, Lambe is now keen to build on his burgeoning reputation.
“This is definitely a gateway to bigger fights and this is just the first step,” added Lambe, who revealed he is likely to return home for his next fight before aiming to return to the US to fight again with El Tigre promotions next year.
“I know this promoter does not have any more scheduled fights this year and so the plan is to have more fights in Bermuda, get my record to 10-0 and after that I will look closer at my options.
“I definitely feel like I proved my worth in front of a new audience and I look forward to fighting on bigger promotions next year, when they have a new schedule.”