Saturday, July 14th, 2007 at 10:15pm
MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON, June 15 /CNW/ - Orion Sports Management and Casino
Rama are pleased to present the Rumble at Rama on Saturday, July 14th, 2007,
the first World Championship fight in Ontario to involve an Ontario based
fighter in more than twenty years.
In the Title Match of the night, reigning champion Steve "The Canadian
Kid" Molitor, will defend his current I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title
against South Africa's Takalani "The Panther" Ndlovu. Takalani is the current
number one contender and mandatory challenger for Molitor's crown. Molitor
captured the title on November 10th, 2006 in Hartlepool, England from the
previously unbeaten Michael Hunter, in a devastating 5th round knockout match.
"This is just awesome to have this opportunity in front of my hometown
fans. I cannot wait for the night to get here and I will not disappoint," said
In addition to the Title Match, the Rumble at Rama will also feature a
number of undercard bouts, including fellow Canadian boxer Chad "Bad
Intentions" Brisson in his quest for the I.B.F. International Light
TSN will televise the event live on July 14th at 10pm ET from coast to
coast. It will also be available in High Definition on TSN HD.
"It is truly an honor to partner with Casino Rama in presenting a World
Championship contest of this caliber and we hope it is the first of many to
come," said Allan Tremblay, President of Orion Sports Management.
While the match is not the first boxing event to be held at Casino Rama,
events were hosted in 1999 and 2000, it is the first match in their 5,200
seats world-class Entertainment Centre. "Casinos have long been the premier
place to see an outstanding title fight," said Jeff Craik, Vice President of
Marketing, Casino Rama. "The Rumble at Rama is the first event in what we hope
will be a long association with this great sport."
The Rumble at Rama taking place on Saturday, July 14th, 2007 will begin
at 7pm with the undercard bouts, with the main Title Match taking place at
10:15pm and broadcast live on TSN and TSN HD.
Tickets for this event will be $125, $75, $50 and $25. An exclusive
advanced ticket purchase for Players Passport(TM) Club Members(*) begins
Saturday, June 16th at 12 noon, in-person only at the Casino Rama Box Office.
Please note that a limited number of tickets are available for this advance
Tickets for the Rumble at Rama go on-sale to the general public on
Monday, June 18th at 12 noon, and will be available in-person at the Casino
Rama Box Office, all TicketMaster locations, by calling (416) 870-8000 and
online at www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable taxes or
Orion Sports Management is an Ontario based Promotional company that was
incorporated in 1999. From a launch event at The Air Canada Centre ("The Night
Of The Hurricane") they have successfully staged a series of televised events
in the Niagara region featuring "Baby Joe" Mesi, Razor Ruddock, Egerton
Marcus, Chad Brisson, and the new IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion,
Steve Molitor. Headed up by former Canadian Airline executive, Allan Tremblay,
they are back on the Ontario boxing scene after a 3 year absence due to an
illness to Tremblay. "Rumble At Rama" is first of a series of events planned
for Southern Ontario and Western, N.Y. to stimulate the industry and pick up
where they left off.
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, nine 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.
(*)Join the free Casino Rama Players Passport(TM) Club in-person at
Casino Rama anytime. Please note you must be 19 years of age or older
with valid government issued photo ID to join.
For further information:
For further information: For media requiring more information, please
contact: Allan Tremblay, President, Orion Sports Management, (905) 454-0899,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Jenna Hunter, Media Relations Manger, Casino Rama,
5899 Rama Road, Rama, ON, L0K 1T0, (705) 329-5179 direct, (705) 323-0092 cell