CONOR BENN is back in action again this week as he will be seen defending his WBA Continental title against veteran Chris Van Heerden at O2 Arena.
The Destroyer last fought in December, eliminating American Chris Algerie in just four rounds.
After a successful 2021 in which Ben won three, with two knockouts, Burt now wants to pursue some of the biggest names in the welterweight division.
Conor Benn will hold his unbeaten record and the WBA Continental Welterweight title on the line on Saturday. The pair will attend the main event at Manchester's AO Arena as boxing icon Nigel's son Benn tries to get closer to the marquee matchup at 147lbs.
The last time Benn, 25, stopped Chris Algieri in the fourth round was in November, improving his record to 20-0 (13 knockouts).
Van Harden, meanwhile, fought without a fight against Jaron Ennis, who was accidentally beheaded by a headbutt. The match took place in December 2020, so 32-year-old Van Heerden (28-2-1, 12 KOs) will probably have to overcome some rust as well as opposing fans if he is to beat Ben.
Connor Bean vs. Chris Van Hereden predictions
2022 has the potential to be a huge year for Connor Benn.
He plans to become one of the biggest names in British boxing so far and will try to make a statement against veteran Chris Van Heerden.
Fans weren't expecting this 'big' name, but in the Welterweight division, which includes some of the best fighters in the world, these Fights will prove their worth to the rest of the world, as well as provide valuable learning experiences. Will
When it comes to how this particular fight will unfold, expect Benn to adjust to Heerden's South Pau position and then offer an explosive finish like his fourth round knockout against Chris Algieri last December. Will
Predicate: Benn has to win by KO / TKO
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