Conor Benn vs. Chris van Heerden Betting
Conor Benn is one of the most promising young welterweights in the professional ranks. It begins with good bloodlines as Benn is the son of former 2-division world champion Nigel Benn. Benn has never lost a fight. On Saturday, April 16, Benn will face veteran Chris van Heerden at the Manchester Arena in Manchester. Chris van Heerden has had an interesting career as a journeyman and former International Boxing Organization welterweight championship. Van Heerden defeated Kaizer Mabuza, Sebastian Andres Lujan, and Matthew Hatton during his IBO championship reign. Thus, the matchup between Benn and van Heerden is seen as something of a future vs. past bout.
When: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Where: Manchester Arena, Manchester
Why: World Boxing Association Continental Welterweight Title
On Saturday, April 16, 2022, the World Boxing Association Continental Welterweight title will be on the line at Manchester Arena in Manchester. Conor Benn (20-0, 13 knockouts) will face Chris van Heerden (28-2-1, 12 knockouts) in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds. DAZN will provide television coverage.
Conor Benn vs. Chris van Heerden Boxing Odds
Chris van Heerden +800
Conor Benn -1682
World Boxing Association Continental Welterweight Title
Conor Benn, age 25, is ranked 12th in the world. His career record is 20 wins and no losses, with 13 knockout victories. Also known as “The Destroyer,” Benn stands at five feet, eight inches tall, with a reach of 68 inches, and fights from an orthodox stance. Benn is a native of Essex, United Kingdom, and still resides there.
Conor Benn is coming off a 4th round knockout win over Chris Algieri on December 11, 2021. That fight took place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool and was scheduled for 12 rounds. Benn retained the World Boxing Association Continental welterweight championship for the 6th consecutive time.
Chris van Heerden has a career record of 28 wins, two losses, and one draw. He has 12 knockout wins and one knockout loss. Also known as “The Heat,” van Heerden stands at five feet, nine inches tall with a reach of 72 inches, and fights from a southpaw stance. A proud native of South Africa, van Heerden now resides in Santa Monica, California.
The last time out for van Heerden was against Jaron Ennis on December 19, 2020, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds but ended in the first with a No Decision as van Heerden suffered a cut from an accidental head butt.
Conor Benn vs. Chris van Heerden
In this situation, Benn sees his matchup against van Heerden as another lesson on what he will need to deal with on his path toward a championship bout. Benn has studied the tapes of van Heerden and claims that he did not see anything that he hadn’t seen before. The betting public is completely sold on Benn, who is quickly developing a strong reputation.
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