Conor Benn will make the seventh defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental welterweight championship on Saturday against veteran Chris Van Heerden at the Manchester Arena. (photos by Mark Robinson)
It will be another test in the British fighter’s career, which he hopes to overcome to remain as regional monarch of the organization and to keep moving forward in his promising professional career.
Benn has faced several renowned opponents with good records in his recent fights. In his last fight he delivered the knockout of the year against former world champion Chris Algieri, while he has previously defeated the likes of Samuel Vargas and Adrian Granados.