Bermudian Andre Lambe Captures the American Boxing Organization Welterweight Title

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The twenty-seven year old Bermudian boxer Andre Lambe defeated Mexican Crisanto Lucio to claim a second belt and secure the vacant American Boxing Organization welterweight title. The short-lived match was held at The Shed in the Dockyard in Bermuda on Saturday night.

Lambe dominated the six-round spell, earning a unanimous decision from the judges and extending his professional record to 7-0. Lambe had earlier laid claim to the vacant American Boxing Federation welterweight belt last October of last year.

After his resounding victory against Lucio, Lambe commented, “For everyone that didn’t believe me, I hope I made you believers.” Ahead of the encounter, Lucio had attained victories in his five previous meetings, but failed to maintain his winning streak in his encounter with the young Bermudian.

“On paper that definitely should have been my toughest test, but he wasn’t as tough as I thought he was going to be. I’ve had tougher fights and others have brought more intensity. He seemed like he was scared to engage.

“It was about sticking to my gameplan. We worked nine weeks for this fight, so it didn’t make any sense doing anything stupid to throw it away. Even though it is just me in the ring, it is a team sport, and we got the job done.

“That still wasn’t my best performance and there is a lot more to come. I had a great training camp and I want to keep showing people what I can truly do because I’m on my way,” added Lambe, a southpaw, who weighed in at 147 pounds, one pound heavier than his opponent.

Lambe conceded he now needed to test himself outside of Bermuda to gain greater experience.

“I definitely want to go away and get more exposure,” he added. “If I can go away, hopefully I can get more eyes on Bermuda and bring bigger fights to the island in the future.

“We’re going to see what’s next. I need to sit down with my team and see what that next stage is. Maybe I’ll be fighting overseas, who knows, we’ll just have to see.

“I’m going to keep putting in the hard work and keep on building.”

In the other professional fight on the card, Bermudian Mikey Parsons, whose record now stands at 1-2, suffered a technical knockout in his super-welterweight encounter against American Zeleck Ruiz.

The fight was stopped one minute 55 seconds into the second round on the advice of the doctor because of a cut to Parsons nose, which he later revealed he feared was broken.

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