FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Five Star Boxing is set to hold its first local event in over three years, and general admission goes on sale Wednesday.

Five Star coach Justin Donally is excited Fight Night 24 is actually happening after it was delayed multiple times due to COVID-19.

“I had an event planned for spring 2020. Same time, almost exactly, COVID hit, and we had to cancel it about three weeks before, but that wasn’t very much fun. And then, last year we didn’t even try, and I finally think things are on track enough, opened up enough, so we can get everything going,” said Donally.

The main event fight is still a work in progress and will be announced closer to the event on April 16th.

“I’m looking at hopefully 12 to 15 fights, with eight to ten locals on the card,” said Donally noting there will be boxers with varying skill levels on the card.

Donally says the event is shaping well so far and will feature clubs from out of Fort St. John.

“I think we should have a really good crowd. I think people are pretty hungry for entertainment right now from being stuck in their houses for two years,” Donally said.

Tickets are available at Crooked Corner Clothing, United Rentals, the Five-Star Boxing gym, or by touching base with Donally himself.

General admission is $50 per person and $40 for students.

VIP tables are $100 per person and seat eight to ten people. Anyone looking at purchasing VIP tables is asked to call Donally at  250-793-0988 or email him at fivestarboxingacademy@gmail.com.

Donnally first announced the event in January after being in the works for several months.

The doors will open at the Fort St. John Curling rink at 5:30 p.m., and the card starts at 7:30 p.m.