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03/11/2004
Majestic Star Casino Presents Professional Boxing

Gary, Ind., March 11, 2004 – In what promises to be a powerful night of boxing, Ms. Kristy Follmar, NABC Champion from Cedar Lake, IN will square off against Liz Drew of Bloomfield, MO for the main event; Ladies 8 Round Featherweight Championship Match. This highly anticipated match will take place on Friday, March 19,  8 p.m. in the Buffington Harbor South Shore Events Center.

Follmar, a 1998 Hanover Central graduate, made history in Indiana when she won the first women NABC (North American Boxing Council) featherweight title bout held in Indiana. A natural athlete, Follmar was a three-sport star at Hanover Central, and is an Indiana Golden Gloves winner.

Liz Drew, a strong contender with 1TKO has only lost to top ranked boxers. Drew is the granddaughter of a prizefighter, and she grew up in Paducah, Kentucky.

Clifford Etienne, a.k.a. "The Black Rhino" vs. Dino Stewart of Muncie, Indiana. Etienne has boxed Mike Tyson and is known for his "no-nonsense" style of boxing. Other boxers on the card are Jimmy Holmes "The Fighting School Teacher," of Demotte, IN vs. Johnny Novak, "Mr. Slick and Stick" of Hammond; Warren Moore, NABC Middleweight champion of Gary vs. Wayne Bogaard of Kokomo, IN plus Randell Bailey, Two Time World Champion of Miami, FL vs. Shakha Moore of Norwalk, CT.

The action-packed event begins at 8:00 p.m. and doors will open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20, $35, and $50 and are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets. You may charge by phone at (312) 559-1212 or go to ticketmaster.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Buffington Harbor is a $100 million facility encompassing 121 acres and is jointly owned by Majestic Star and Trump Indiana. Buffington Harbor facilities include a 2,000 space parking garage as well as a 90,000 square foot pavilion which houses multiple restaurants, lounges and a gift shop. Majestic Star Casino’s Vessel II was placed into service in late 1997 and is a

State-of-the-art riverboat casino.

Majestic Star Casinos is 100% owned and operated by Don H. Barden, the only African American to own and operate a national casino entertainment company. Majestic Star Casino operates from Buffington Harbor in Gary, Indiana. Majestic Star Casino Investor Holdings, LLC through its subsidiaries also acquired three Fitzgeralds casinos in Tunica, MS, Black Hawk, CO and Las Vegas, NV.

Majestic Star Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located conveniently off Cline Avenue at Buffington Harbor in Gary, just 25 minutes from Chicago. Parking and admission are always free.



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