Burnaby to host professional boxing event 'Thrilla at the Villa 2'

Oct 24 2019, 2:19 pm

Thrilla at the Villa 2, Burnaby’s second-ever professional boxing event, is taking place on November 8 at the Grand Villa Casino.

The action-packed event, hosted by Vancouver’s Alliance Boxing Promotions, will feature both professional and amateur athletes from British Columbia and Mexico.

Professional boxers include BC’s former Super Middleweight Champion JY Kim, Surrey’s undefeated Buneet Bisla, and Mexico’s Jose de Jesus “El Changuito” Macias, who has 36 professional boxing fights under his belt.

Boxing legend, and former Mexican National Middleweight and interim World Light Middleweight Champion, Rigoberto Alvarez will be cornering several of the Mexican boxers.

Friday’s event will also feature live music from DJ El Rizzy and a Mariachi Band performing between fights.

“After selling out the first Thrilla at the Villa event back in May, we were overwhelmed by the number of requests we received to host a second event,” said Anna Farrant, Co-Founder of All City Athletics and Alliance Boxing Promotions. “This time around, we wanted to bring the event back even stronger with more professional matches that give local boxers the chance to compete at an international level.” 

Tickets to Thrilla at the Villa 2 can be purchased online ranging from $50 to $125, with VIP Tables available by email.

Thrilla at the Villa 2 

When: Friday, November 8, 2019

Time: Doors open at 6 pm; first fight start at 7 pm

Where: Grand Villa Casino – 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

Tickets: Available online via Eventbrite