Conor Benn Destroys Chris Van Heerden In Two Rounds
Considering the hype this battle had, many neutrals were left disappointed by the outcome of the match between Conor Benn (21-0, 14 KOs) and Chris Van Heerden (28-3, 12 KOs).
In a lopsided encounter, it was the British boxer who overwhelmed the South African. Looking at the outcome, if this was an incremental step-up test, then Benn has passed it successfully.
The unbeaten boxer sensationally overcame Van Heerden in the second-round stoppage on Saturday night in the Manchester Arena. The time of the stoppage is claimed to be 59 seconds.
Nigel Benn’s son dominated the 34-year-old in the early proceedings of the round before needing an uppercut and an overhand right to finish the fight.
This is the second time in a row that the Britisher has secured a knockout win.
The first time Benn made it happen was in December against Chris Algieri. If we talk about the South African, this is the first defeat he has had to swallow since 2015, when he lost to Errol Spence Jr.
Benn is now ranked No.10 by the Ring in the welterweight rankings.
In the other big match, Chris Billam-Smith overcomes Tommy McCarthy in the eighth round to defend his European cruiserweight title.