Steve Moliter's Return Official For 1/19
MNJIKANING (RAMA), ON – Orion Sports Management and Casino Rama are pleased to present the Rumble at Rama III on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 in which the undefeated champion “The Canadian Kid” Steve Molitor will make the third defense of his I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title.
In the Title Match of the night, reigning champion Molitor (25-0, 10 kos) will defend his current I.B.F. World Junior Featherweight Title against Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo (33-4, 22 kos) of Mexico. 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 I on July 14th against South Africa’s Takalani Ndlovu in a crushing 9-round victory. His second successful defense took place during the Rumble at Rama II on October 27th against Thailand’s Fashung “3K Battery” in a grueling 12-round unanimous decision that saw the champ throw crushing blows and quick combinations.
"This is just incredible to have the opportunity to defend this title once again in front of my hometown fans. I cannot wait for January 19th 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 III will also feature a number of undercard bouts, including a heavy weight fight.
TSN will televise the event live on January 19th beginning at 9:30pm 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 third of many such planned boxing events. “The first two boxing events hosted here showcased Casino Rama 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 III to be just as successful and are anticipating an exciting night for boxing fans”.
The Rumble at Rama III taking place on Saturday, January 19th, 2008 will begin at 7:00pm with the undercard bouts, with the main Title Match taking place at 9:30pm 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™ Club Members* begins Sunday, December 9th 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, December 11th 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 Casino Rama
. 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.