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Conor Benn vs Chris van Heerden Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • Conor Benn has a 20-fight unbeaten run
  • Chris van Heerden brings a 28-2-1 record
  • The WBA Continental welterweight title is on the line

Conor Benn vs Chris van Heerden Odds

Below are the current betting odds available on the fight-winner market. The boxing betting odds quoted below are correct at the time of writing, but please be aware, as always, that the prices may change between now and the first bell. The prices have been taken from the Caesars Sportsbook.

Winner Odds
Conor Benn -1250
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Draw +2500
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Chris van Heerden +1200
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Aspiring world champion Conor Benn returns to action on Saturday when facing off against dangerous opponent Chris van Heerden. The Manchester Arena plays host and will be packed to capacity as followers of British boxing turn out to support one of their favourites. Those sat at ringside will be boosted by the millions watching around the world, and the majority will tune in expecting to see another convincing win for the Destroyer.

This match-up has attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic, with fans in the UK and US glued to the progress of Benn’s progress through the ranks. The energetic and hard-hitting Brit has improved with the passing of every round, and he’ll be out to put on a show again here. The 25-year-old places his WBA Continental title on the line knowing victory would help move him towards bigger and better fights. Conor knows he wants to mix it with the biggest names in the division but to achieve that, he must continue to win and do it in style.

The leading betting apps offer odds on the outcome of this fight, allowing viewers to add an extra layer of excitement to the occasion. As you can see from the table of odds posted below, Benn is the hot favourite, priced like losing isn’t an option. That stance from the odds-makers gives bettors a question to answer. Will you follow the market and back Benn to win as a favourite or go in search of a bigger price by backing Heerden? 

Conor Benn vs Chris Van Heerden Pick

Two of Benn’s last three wins have come inside the distance, with Samuel Vargas stopped inside the opening round before he defeated Adrian Granados on points over ten rounds, then blew away Chris Algieri in four last time out. He’s a man in form and one determined to climb the ladder as quickly as possible. The young Englishman knows the best way to catch the eye and win new admirers is to defeat top champions by stopping them in a convincing fashion. Benn and his team know if they can get rid of van Heerden without the help of the scoring judges, it will be another statement of intent.

Conor Ben to Win (-1250)

Conor Benn Vs Chris Van Heerden

Conor Benn vs Chris van Heerden Prediction

Conor Benn isn’t yet the complete package and knows he must continue to improve if he is to challenge for the world title, but he’s certainly heading in the right direction. Conor is active, fighting much more regularly than many other prospects. He is being matched well with his opponent’s improving with each bout. This is another example of that progress with van Heerden a better fighter and higher calibre of opponent than Algieri.

Benn beat Algieri inside four rounds at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in December, with the beaten fighter dropped to the canvas once in the second round before being stopped two rounds later by a hard shot to the chin. His other recent KO win was against Vargas in round one at the Copper Box Arena in London. Both wins drew plaudits, but Benn knows he can’t afford to sit back and admire his work. He must continue to stay busy and keep reeling off important wins, including an eye-catching victory over his South African opponent on Saturday.

The betting suggests Benn needs only turn up to win this bout, but any experienced boxing fan knows that’s not the case. We are in the early exchanges of 2022, but followers of the sport have already been treated to their fair share of shock results. Will we witness another here? It’s deemed unlikely by the betting traders but not impossible with the underdog arriving on the back of a great run of form. He brings a professional record of 28 wins against two defeats and one draw with a dozen KO wins and one stoppage defeat. The only man to beat van Heerden inside the distance is Errol Spence Jr, with an eighth-round TKO in Canada almost seven years ago.

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How to Watch Conor Benn v Chris van Heerden

Conor Benn vs Chris van Heerden Information
Fight Conor Benn vs Chris van Heerden
Promoter Matchroom Boxing
Location Manchester Arena, England
Date and Time Saturday 16 April, 20:00 EST
How to watch Live on DAZN

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Former professional boxer at the world-famous TRAD TKO Gym in London, I am now a full-time freelance content writer, pundit, and podcast contributor working with some of the biggest names in the sports betting industry. I love boxing, football's most successful team Glasgow Rangers, and horse racing. Email: [email protected]

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