"The Canadian Kid" Steve Molitor to make second defense of I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title



    Rumble at Rama II, Saturday, October 27th, 2007 at 10pm ET

    MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Orion Sports Management and
Casino Rama are pleased to present the Rumble at Rama II on Saturday, October
27th, 2007, in which the undefeated champion "The Canadian Kid" Steve Molitor
will make the second defense of his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title.
    In the Title Match of the night, reigning champion Molitor (24-0, 10 kos)
will defend his current I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title against
Thailand's Fushang 3K Battery (58-8-1, 35 kos). Molitor captured the title on
November 10th, 2006 in Hartlepool, England from the previously unbeaten
Michael Hunter, with a devastating 5th round knockout. He mounted his first
successful defense of the title, here at home during the Rumble at Rama on
July 14th of this year against South Africa's Takalani Ndlovu in a crushing
9-round victory that brought all 5,000 spectators to their feet!
    "This is just awesome to have the opportunity to defend this title once
again in front of my hometown fans. I cannot wait for the night to get here
and I will not disappoint", promised the champ, Steve Molitor.
    Molitor's Manager, James Jardine adds, "We are delighted to return to
Casino Rama and we are thrilled that they have decided to continue with this
exciting partnership".
    In addition to the Title Match, the Rumble at Rama II will also feature a
number of undercard bouts, including an additional I.B.F. World Featherweight
Youth Championship contest featuring Martin Lindsay (8-0, 3 kos) originally
from Belfast, North Ireland, currently fighting out of Brampton, Ontario and
Uriel "Loquillo/Bombardero" Barrera (12-1, 6 kos) of Mexico. Also featured on
the undercard will be a battle of two Middleweights who both were victorious
at the first Rumble at Rama, Shawn "The Heat" Garnett (11-4-1, 3 kos) versus
Paul Clavette (11-1-1, 2 kos).
    TSN will televise the event live on October 27th beginning at 10pm ET
from coast to coast. It will also be available in High Definition on TSN HD.
    "Again, we feel privileged to team up with Casino Rama and TSN to bring
an event of this stature to the boxing fans from across Canada", said Allan
Tremblay, President of Orion Sports Management.
    Held in Casino Rama's state-of-the-art 5,200 seat Entertainment Centre,
this match is the second of many such planned boxing events. "The Rumble at
Rama showcased this Casino as the premier place in Ontario to see an
outstanding title fight" said Jeff Craik, Vice President of Marketing, Casino
Rama. "We fully expect The Rumble at Rama II to be just as successful and are
anticipating an exciting night for boxing fans."
    The Rumble at Rama II taking place on Saturday, October 27th, 2007 will
begin at 7:30pm with the undercard bouts, with the main Title Match taking
place at 10pm 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 Sunday,
September 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
on-sale.
    Tickets for the Rumble at Rama go on-sale to the general public on
Tuesday, September 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 service charges.

    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,
allan_tremblay@hotmail.com; Jenna Hunter, Media Relations Manager, Casino
Rama, 5899 Rama Road, Rama, ON, L0K 1T0, (705) 329-5179 direct, (705) 323-0092
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