Conor Benn will make the seventh defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental welterweight championship on Saturday against veteran Chris Van Heerden at the Manchester Arena.
It will be another test in the British fighter’s career, which he hopes to overcome to remain as regional monarch of the pioneer organization and to keep moving forward in his promising professional career.
Benn has faced several renowned opponents with good records in his recent fights. In his last fight he delivered the knockout of the year against former world champion Chris Algieri, while he has previously defeated the likes of Samuel Vargas and Adrian Granados.
Van Heerden has as his calling card having faced Errol Spence Jr. and Jaron Ennis, two of the most renowned fighters at 147 lbs. at the present time. The South African has not lost a fight since 2015 and intends to ruin Benn’s night.
A public workout will be held in Manchester on Wednesday, a press conference on Thursday and the official weigh-in on Friday. Benn is undefeated with 20 wins and 13 knockouts. Van Heerden has 28 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw and 12 fights before the limit.