Boulevard Casino

Boulevard Casino

November 26, 2008 13:55 ET

Media Advisory: Eight Time World Boxing Champion Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns Special Guest at the First Official Rumble at the Red, at the Boulevard Casino on Dec. 27, 2008

COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2008) - Boulevard Casino in association with West Coast Promotions is pleased to announce that former, eight time World Champion in six different weight classes Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns, will be attending the first official pro boxing card in Coquitlam, Rumble at the Red on Saturday, December 27, 2008. Hearns is well known for taking part in the greatest 3 rounds in boxing history in his bout against 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler.

"We are extremely excited to add Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns to the exceptional line up of boxing legends that have come to our series of boxing events," said Howard Blank, Vice President of Media, Entertainment and Responsible Gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

Immediately after the fights, boxing fans will have the opportunity to meet Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns as he will have an autograph session at the Boulevard Casino.

The main event will feature two top 10 ranked Canadian heavyweight boxers competing for the vacant CAM (Canadian American Mexican) Heavyweight title; Former Canadian Heavyweight Champion, Raymond Olobuwale battles Qualicum Beach's own, Shane 'Shotgun' Andreesen. The fight card also features local up-and-comers such as #1 Canadian rated Cruiserweight, Kevin Reynolds, #5 Canadian contender Junior Moar and local Coquitlam pugilist 'Irish' Steve Conkin.

WHAT: Rumble at the Red

WHEN: December 27, 2008 - Doors open at 6 p.m. - First Bout at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam

More information in regards to the press conference and the weight-in will be released shortly. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).

Contact Information

  • Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
    Sonja Mandic
    Manager Media and Responsible Gaming
    (604) 889-7114
    Email: smandic@gcgaming.com