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Chris Van Heerden the frontrunner to fight Conor Benn next

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Chris Van Heerden the frontrunner to fight Conor Benn next

Conor Benn insists boxing Chris Eubank Jnr down the line at a catchweight is ‘very realistic’

CHRIS VAN HEERDEN is the frontrunner to deal with Conor Benn, Boxing Information understands, on a exhibit the United kingdom star expects to headline on April 16.

Benn’s crew has also been in talks with Maurice Hooker and Robert Guerrero but people previous belt-holders are a lot less possible to get the battle with the Briton up coming. Van Heerden has been inactive in recent many years but has a respectable 28-2-1 report. The critical detail for Benn is to be active himself. He intends to fight at the very least a few occasions this 12 months.

Benn claims he’s content to box everyone. “Anyone, anybody top rated 10, anybody. I’d have [Yordenis] Ugas upcoming. I’d have any one,” he instructed Boxing Information. “I just go away it to my workforce to choose the opponent and I go okay, let us go.”

“It will be in the thirty day period of April [when he fights]. We’ll just retain performing tricky, keep grafting and when the chance presents by itself, as in a battle date, then we’ll make confident we’re all set,” Benn claimed.

As perfectly as London, he’s open to headlining in other cities across the state, no matter if it’s Liverpool, where by he fought last, Manchester, Newcastle or elsewhere. “It’s just pleasant that I’m capable to fight in entrance of the followers up North,” he suggests. “[The support] is overpowering. It is like what did I do to are entitled to this? I believe I just give individuals benefit for income and I love to entertain the public. I battle with my coronary heart on my sleeve.

“It just encourages me that what I’m accomplishing is ideal and I adore the public for it. It is just warming. It is quite warming for me.”

Benn has also instructed an not likely combat with Chris Eubank Jr, the son of Chris Eubank, the legendary rival of Conor’s father Nigel Benn, at an 154lb catchweight. “It’s really practical,” Conor insisted. “I’m going for walks close to at super-center now so 154 is not problem for me to make at all.”

It was observing Eubank Jr’s current bout with Liam Williams that prompted Benn to make the obstacle general public. “It was an awkward functionality,” he explained of Eubank Jr. “Awkward to the eye that’s for certain, in conditions of it was just an odd combat.

“He [Eubank] can fight but he’s an awkward boxer. He looks awkward to the eye but he can struggle.”

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