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“Quest for 50” set for Saturday

Aware of the hockey fever that has gripped the Chicago area, Hitz Boxing and the Horseshoe Casino will be broadcasting the Blackhawks’ first game of the Stanley Cup Finals on the giant jumbotron screens during this Saturday’s “Quest for 50” professional boxing event.

While former world champion Montell “Ice” Griffin goes for his 50th and possibly final victory, the Blackhawks will go for a finals victory of their own against the Philadelphia Flyers.

“The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino has the state of the art facilities to bring the fans two great sporting events under one roof. If you’re a fight fan who also loves hockey, now you can watch both at the same time! Stanley Cup style hockey and Las Vegas style boxing at one luxurious venue.”

The high-class atmosphere and luxurious surroundings make the Horseshoe Casino a Las Vegas-style night of boxing just 20 minutes from Chicago. The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino is an intimate, comfortable room with luxurious, unobstructed seating throughout. The casino also offers a spectacular gaming area, free parking and a large selection of exquisite dining options.

In addition to the Montell Griffin vs. Ross Thompson main event, also slated for battle are Chicago welterweight Achour Esho (7-0, 5 KOs); power punching Chicago-based cruiserweight and former UFC fighter Terry Martin (4-0, 4 KOs); Chicago middleweight Mike Kurzeja (3-0, 3 KOs); Chicago super middleweight Ninos Abraham (4-0, 1 KO); Chicago’s undefeated cruiserweight Kevin Cestone (5-0, 2 KOs) and Chicago light welterweight Russell Fiore (3-0, 3 KOs).

In addition, comebacking Chicago-based former bantamweight and featherweight contender John Lewus (23-4, 19 KOs) will have his second fight in 12 years; and Rafael Murphy, son of former cruiserweight contender Kenny Murphy and nephew of former IBF Cruiserweight Champion Leroy Murphy, will make his professional debut.

“Quest for 50” tickets are on sale now, starting at a fan appreciation price of $10, and are still available at or For more event information, visit

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