Conor Benn bolstered his case for a world title shot by stopping Chris van Heerden inside two rounds at Manchester’s AO Area.
Benn had been anticipated to get rid of the skilled South African after producing some spectacular performances over the past 18 months.
The 25-year-old welterweight duly delivered by taking out Van Heerden inside 4 minutes to increase his unblemished file to 21-0.
“It’s simple cash. It’s violent cash but it surely’s simple cash,” Benn, the son of former middleweight and super-middleweight world champion Nigel, instructed BBC Radio 5 Reside after his quickfire win.
“That is what I do. I find it irresistible. They will put me in there with King Kong, I’m probably not fazed.
“I’ll again it up each single time. I knew I used to be going to knock him out, it was only a matter of time.”
Benn was joined within the ring after the struggle by former world champion Amir Khan to gasoline discuss of a potential struggle between the 2 males.
“I noticed some experiences that he fancied a struggle with me,” Benn stated. “So I assumed this was an opportunity (for him) to specific that, however he didn’t appear too eager.
“That’s the promoter’s job, but when they supplied me a world title struggle subsequent we’d take it.”
The 34-year-old Van Heerden had not fought since December 2020, however his southpaw stance offered a unique problem to considered one of British boxing’s hottest prospects.
Each males have been busy within the opening spherical and Benn’s aggression precipitated Van Heerden early issues, with sturdy proper and left fingers to his opponent’s temple.
However the South African settled and began to search out his rhythm as the primary three minutes drew to a detailed.
It was a false sense of safety, nevertheless, as Benn despatched a few vicious short-range higher cuts by means of Van Heerden’s defence.
Van Heerden crashed to the canvas and the referee waved the competition off after simply 59 seconds of the second stanza.
Benn has been linked with a bout in opposition to Kell Brook following his win over Khan final month.
Promoter Eddie Hearn stated: “It took Conor Benn all of 1 spherical to get used to the southpaw stance of Chris van Heerden and he destroyed him.
“He’s probably the most thrilling fighter within the nation and now’s the time for an enormous title this summer time.
“We’d like Kell Brook to ascertain the most effective welterweight in Britain – and I believe that’s Conor.
“However there’s a variety of elite welterweights on the market and that’s the step that needs to be taken.
“It’s time to take off the L plates and let Conor go into elite world degree.
“When he began he was a gimme. He was Nigel Benn’s son. Now Nigel Benn is Conor Benn’s dad.
“He’s the true deal and there’s a variety of huge fights to stay up for.”