Steve Molitor Back to Defend I.B.F. Title at Casino Rama



    Successful defense at Rumble at Rama V will lead to historic unification
    fight in November

    MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON, June 19 /CNW/ - Orion Sports Management and Casino
Rama are excited to present Rumble at Rama V on Friday, August 29th, where
undefeated champion Steve "The Canadian Kid" Molitor defends his I.B.F. World
Junior Featherweight Title for the fifth time.
    Reigning Champion Molitor (27-0, 10 KOs) will put his title on the line
against Argentina's undefeated Ceferino Dario Labarda (18-0, 7 KOs). A Molitor
win sets the stage for a title unification fight between the I.B.F. and W.B.A.
champions at Casino Rama on November 21st.
    "I'm looking forward to getting back into the Casino Rama ring," said
Molitor. "This fight is an important one and a crucial step towards my goal of
winning a unification fight later this year." The planned unification match
between Molitor and the W.B.A.'s Celestino Caballero (29-2, 20 KOs) would be
the most significant of each fighter's career and the first of its kind in
Canada.
    Molitor claimed the I.B.F. Junior Featherweight Title in 2006 from the
previously unbeaten Michael Hunter in Hartlepool, England. Since then he has
defended the title in four Rumble at Rama match ups, most recently against
Mexico's fierce Fernando Beltran Jr. in a grueling 12-round match that
resulted in a decisive win by unanimous decision.
    In addition to the main event, Rumble at Rama V will profile a strong
undercard that includes a soon to be announced special attraction. In
addition, Heavyweight Greg "The Steel Pole" Kielsa will take on the formidable
Arthur "The Bear" Cook, and Phil "The Sudbury Sensation" Boudreault returns to
Casino Rama with his legion of fans to tackle North Dakota's fierce "Running
Bear".
    "Rumble at Rama V will feature our strongest undercard yet," said Allan
Tremblay, President of Orion Sports Management. "Ontario has become the
proving ground for an impressive array of fighters, and we will be profiling
some fierce match-ups this August."
    Held in Casino Rama's state-of-the-art 5,200 seat Entertainment Centre,
the Rumble at Rama series has firmly established the Casino as the premier
venue in which to see the Big Time Excitement of a world-class fight in
Ontario. Rumble at Rama V takes place on Friday, August 29th beginning with
the undercard bouts at 8:00pm. The Molitor/Labarda match takes place at
10:30pm and will be broadcast live on TSN and TSN HD coast to coast.
    Tickets for Rumble at Rama V will be $125, $75, $50 and $25. Tickets are
now on-sale and are available in-person at the Casino Rama Box Office, at all
TicketMaster locations, by calling (416) 870-8000 and online at
www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable taxes or service
charges.

    Orion Sports Management is an Ontario based promotional company known for
staging first-class boxing events. Run by former Canadian Airline executive
Allan Tremblay, Orion is the force behind Ontario's biggest match ups, from
their launch event at The Air Canada Centre ("The Night Of The Hurricane") to
a series of televised events in the Niagara region featuring "Baby Joe" Mesi,
Razor Ruddock, Egerton Marcus, Chad Brisson, and Steve Molitor.

    Operating 24-hours a day, seven days a week since July 31, 1996, Casino
Rama is Ontario's only First Nation's commercial casino. The Casino offers a
complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110
gaming tables, ten unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment
Centre and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health
club facilities. Casino Rama is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

    For media who wish to cover the fight, please contact Lesley Robinson
(robinsonl@casinorama.com) to receive the Media Accreditation Form. It must be
returned on or before August 21st for your outlet to be considered.





For further information:

For further information: For media requiring more information, please
contact: Allan Tremblay, President, Orion Sports Management, (905) 454-0899,
allan_tremblay@hotmail.com; Lesley Robinson, Media Relations Manager, Casino
Rama, 5899 Rama Road, Rama, ON, L0K 1T0, (705) 329-5179 direct, (705) 323-0092
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