"The Canadian Kid" takes on No. 1 ranked contender from Mexico in toughest challenge to date



    Steve Molitor to defend his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title in
    Rumble at Rama IV

    MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Orion Sports Management and Casino
Rama are pleased to present the Rumble at Rama IV on Saturday, April 5th, 2008
in which the undefeated champion "The Canadian Kid" Steve Molitor will make
the second mandatory defense of his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title.
    In the Title Match of the night, reigning champion Molitor, whose record
improved to an impressive 26-0, 10 kos during the Rumble at Rama III, will put
his title on the line against Mexico's fierce Fernando Beltran Jr. (30-2-1, 17
kos) the no. 1 ranked I.B.F. contender and his most daunting challenger to
date.
    Molitor claimed the I.B.F. Junior Featherweight Title in 2006 from the
previously unbeaten Michael Hunter in Hartlepool, England. He mounted his
first successful mandatory defense of the title, here at home during the
Rumble at Rama I against South Africa's Takalani Ndlovu in a crushing 9-round
victory. His second successful defense came against Thailand's Fashung "3K
Battery" in a grueling 12-round decision during the Rumble at Rama II. His
most recent battle against Mexico's Ricardo "Piolo" Castillo came this past
January during the Rumble III, in a fierce 12-round unanimous decision that
saw the bloodied champ battle back against the fading and desperate Mexican
fighter.
    In addition to the Title Match, the Rumble at Rama IV will also feature a
number of undercard bouts, including a Heavyweight fight featuring former
Polish amateur star, Greg Kielsa and the return of the fighting Irishman
Martin Lindsay the I.B.F. World Featherweight Youth champion, who won his last
match during the Rumble III in a staggering knockout at 1:45 of the first
round. Martin will be defending his current I.B.F. World Title, won during the
Rumble II, against a soon to be announced contender.
    Held in Casino Rama's state-of-the-art 5,200 seat Entertainment Centre,
this match is the fourth of many such planned boxing events and has firmly
established the Casino as the premier venue in which to see the Big Time
Excitement of a world-class fight in Ontario.
    The Rumble at Rama IV taking place on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 will
begin at 7:00pm with the undercard bouts; the main Title Match taking place at
10pm and broadcast live on TSN and TSN HD coast to coast.
    Tickets for this event will be $125, $75, $50 and $25. Tickets for the
Rumble at Rama IV go on-sale Saturday, February 16th 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.

    For media who wish to cover the fight, please contact Jenna Hunter
(hunterj@casinorama.com) to receive the Media Accreditation Form. It must be
returned on or before March 27th for your outlet to be considered.

    (*)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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