VS
Apr 16 2022
Saturday

Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

12 round contest @ Welterweight
20-0-0
KO 2
KO 2
28-2-1

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The tape

25
Age
34
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
68.1" / 173 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

KOUDTKOUDTKO
Form
NCUDTDUDUD
20
Wins
28
13
By KO
12
65
KO%
43
0
Loses
2
0
Draws
1
2016
Debut
2006

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

10
The Ring
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5
WBA
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5
WBC
-
5
WBO
-
5
IBF
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Conor Benn vs Chris Van Heerden report


Who won Benn vs Van Heerden?

Conor Benn beat Chris Van Heerden by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday, April 16th, 2022, at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 kg).

Also on the undercard Chris Billam-Smith was victorious over Tommy McCarthy, Alycia Baumgardner beat Edith Soledad Matthysse, Jordan Thompson defeated Mariano Angel Gudino, and Campbell Hatton was victorious over Ezequiel Gregores.

Benn vs Van Heerden stats

Back in April 2022, Conor Benn stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Chris Van Heerden made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Benn had a large advantage in power over Van Heerden, boasting a 65% knockout percentage compared to Van Heerden's 43%.

Conor Benn was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.

Van Heerden had a height advantage of 1 inch over Benn. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Conor Benn fought out of the orthodox stance, while Chris Van Heerden was a southpaw.

Benn was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 years and 7 months later than Van Heerden, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 130 fewer professional rounds, totaling 106 compared to Van Heerden's 236.

Conor Benn went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, and 5 by the IBF at welterweight.

Benn vs Van Heerden form

Benn remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Chris Algieri on December 11, 2021, by knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had defeated Adrian Granados on September 4, 2021, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Headingley Rugby League Stadium, Yorkshire.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Samuel Vargas on April 10, 2021, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Sebastian Formella on November 21, 2020, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had beaten Steve Jamoye on October 26, 2019, by technical knockout in the 4th round at O2 Arena, London.

Chris Van Heerden had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beaten Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis on December 19, 2020, by technical decision in their 1 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Aslanbek Kozaev on August 17, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Banc of California Stadium, California.

Going into that contest, he had won against Mahonri Montes on March 23, 2019, by technical decision in their 6 round contest at The Hangar, California.

Before that, he had defeated Sacky Shikukutu on October 22, 2016, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.

He had beaten Steve Claggett on April 16, 2016, by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Nevada, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Conor Benn had been fighting more than Chris Van Heerden.

Going into this contest, Conor Benn had last fought 4 months and 5 days ago, while Chris Van Heerden's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 28 days ago.

Benn's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 21 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.

Van Heerden's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

What time did Benn vs Van Heerden start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Benn vs Van Heerden?

The DAZN show began at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card started at 7:00 PM (BST).

What were the odds on Benn vs Van Heerden?

Conor Benn was a 3/50 (-1700) favorite going into the contest, while Chris Van Heerden made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.

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