Benn will be putting his title on the line at the AO Arena in Manchester, and the contest will be available to watch on the DAZN streaming service worldwide (excluding New Zealand and Australia).
There are a number of contests also confirmed for the undercard, with Campbell Hatton set to get back into the ring shortly after his last contest.
Here’s everything you need to know about Conor Benn vs Chris Van Heerden, including the date, fight card, how to get tickets and more.
UPDATE 14th April: Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the event.
UPDATE 12th April: Conor Benn has been speaking about how influential his father has been on his boxing career.
Benn vs Van Heerden will be taking place on Saturday April 16th from the aforementioned AO Arena in Manchester, England.
The official Matchroom Boxing site has confirmed the following with regards to tickets for the event:
“Tickets are priced £40, £60, £100, £150 and £300 (VIP).
“FightPass tickets will be available to purchase for Matchroom Boxing FightPass members from midday on Thursday March 10 via StubHub.
“General Sale tickets will be available to purchase from midday on Friday March 11 via StubHub and the AO Arena.”
The following fight card has been confirmed as of writing on Thursday 10th March 2022:
- WBA Continental Welterweight Title: Conor Been vs Chris Van Heerden
- European and Commonwealth Titles: Chris Billam-Smith vs Tommy McCarthy
- European Super Featherweight Title: Faroukh Kourbanov vs Zelfa Barrett
- Campbell Hatton vs TBA
- Jordan Thompson vs TBA
- Cyrus Pattinson vs TBA
- Jack Cullen vs TBA
Speaking to Matchroom ahead of the contest, Benn explained why he is looking forward to the showdown with Van Heerden:
“I’m excited to step into the ring with Chris Van Heerden. Van Heerden is a tough operator and a southpaw who will be in there giving it his all in every round. For me and my team, it’s now about fighting every style that we can face as we continue to head towards World Championship status and Van Heerden brings something different to the table than I’ve not faced before.
“With that being said this is another stepping stone for me on my journey to the top, I haven’t seen anything in Van Heerden’s previous fights that I can’t deal with, and I expect another explosive victory on April 16.
“If he comes to fight or he wants to box, I can deliver that smoke either way! The AO Arena has to be one of the most exciting venues to fight in. I love Manchester. I get shown a lot of love and support up in Manchester – it’s a fighting city. I bring the entertainment every time I fight and I can’t wait for April 16.”
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