FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents seem enthusiastic about the return of live boxing as tickets to Fivestar Boxing’s first promoted event since the beginning of the pandemic are going fast.

Fivestar coach Justin Donally says of the 700 tickets available, well over 500 have been sold.

“We’ve almost sold out our VIP section with two tables left. Everybody’s just excited to get out and see events again,” Donally said.

He says he’s excited to host what will be the gym’s first promoted show since the pandemic.

“It’s amazing. It’s been a hard couple of years, like many other businesses trying to try to get by without being able to do what you do. But this will be good. We’re raising some funds for the gym and our boxers,” Donally said.

Fivestar’s Resurrection event will be held Saturday, April 16th, at the Fort St. John Curling Rink, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

The event boasts 16 fights, with 10 of those fights featuring local boxers.

The main event will feature three-time Canadian heavyweight champ and Fort St. John product Bryan Colwell versus Fort Nelson boxer Axel Anderson.

Tickets are available at United Rentals, Crooked Corner Clothing, and Fivestar Boxing Academy.

View the full fight card below: