Benn vs Van Heerden LIVE! Boxing fight stream, TV channel, latest updates and undercard results
Conor Benn returns to the ring tonight as he puts his WBA continental welterweight belt on the line against Chris van Heerden at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The formidable ‘Destroyer’ is looking to sustain momentum after dominating Chris Algieri before Christmas as he faces his final test before being handed a major step-up in boxing’s deep 147lbs division.
Fights against the likes of Kell Brook, Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman, Danny or Mikey Garcia could await in future, but first Benn must take care of South Africa’s experienced former IBO world champion Van Heerden, who should present a new challenge as a tricky southpaw.
On Saturday’s intriguing undercard, Chris Billam-Smith and Tommy McCarthy clash again for the European cruiserweight strap after Campbell Hatton continued his professional career with a six-round win over Ezequiel Gregores.
Alycia Baumgardner also successfully defended her WBC and IBO super-featherweight titles for the first time with a dominant win over Edith Soledad Matthysse.
Watch Conor Benn vs Chris van Heerden undercard live stream for free
Conor Benn takes on Chris van Heerden at the AO Arena in Manchester tonight and you can watch coverage of selected undercard fights for free. The action gets underway at approximately 5:45pm.
Benn is back in the ring for the first time this year to face the South African van Herdeen, who has not fought since the start of last year. It is 26 years since Benn’s legendary father Nigel last fought at the same venue.
There is local representation on the card most notably in the form of Campbell Hatton. It is the first time that Hatton, the son of legendary boxer Ricky, fights in front of a Manchester home crowd.
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The so far unbeaten Hatton takes on Lee Glover. Glover, 34, is 11-9-0 in his professional career and will look to further add to what has been a promising start to his career.
That is part of the main card which will be shown live on DAZN. But before that, fans can tune in for free as part of Matchroom Boxing’s ‘Before The Bell’ offering.
The Thomas Whittaker Hart vs Ben Ridings and Jordan Thompson vs Mariano Angel Gudino fights will be free to air and you can watch a live stream at the top of this page. The action gets underway at 5:45pm.
Conor Benn takes another step up in competition Saturday on DAZN.
Conor Benn is on the verge of a big opportunity in 2022 and looks to inch closer to that as he meets Chris van Heerden on Saturday from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight and the card can be seen exclusively and live worldwide on DAZN (except Australia and New Zealand).
Benn fought three times in 2021. In each contest, he took a step up in opposition, defeating Samuel Vargas and Adrien Granados, respectively. The 25-year-old rising star closed out the 2021 campaign in December with a fourth-round knockout over former world champion Chris Algieri.
Van Heerden's last fight came against Jaron Ennis in December 2020, as it went to a no-decision because van Heerden suffered a gruesome cut from an accidental head clash in the first round, which caused the fight to be stopped.
Here is how to watch Conor Benn vs. Chris van Heerden in the U.K. and Ireland.