After a debut fight on September 2006, Chris Van heerden (age 33) has now built a record of 23 wins, 2 losses, 1 draws over a 26 fight career so far. Van heerden's longest KO streak is 5 fights long out of his 26 pro career fights.
Starting as he means to go on, Van heerden got off to an explosive start in his debut, defeating Lucky Mavimbela in 2 rounds and becoming the only person to have stopped Mavimbela to date. Continuing on from his debut, Van heerden had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 13 fights including 3 times in 2006, 6 times in 2007 and 4 times through 2008 and 2009 against fighters such as Hassan Saku, Page Tshesane and Welcome Ntshingila.
Van heerden kept his losses at 0 by beating Msizi Qwabe on February 22nd, 2008. Continuing his career, Van heerden fought Msizi Qwabe in 2008 over 6 rounds. Van heerden was the 2nd person to go the distance with Msizi Qwabe. Van heerden's win streak of 9 rose to 14 following 5 great wins, becoming the 3rd person to go the distance with Boitshepo Mandawe, 2nd person to stop Hassan Saku and 5th person to stop Venance Mponji (Round 1 KO).
Van heerden lost to Nikola Stevanovic in his next fight. Taking place on May 29th, 2010, Van heerden's career record after this fight stood at 14-1-1. Coming into the fight with high confidence Van heerden fought his next fight against Nikola Stevanovic on May 29th, 2010. Unfortunately, Van heerden was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 14-1-1. Van heerden then went on to win a further 7 fights taking his record to 21 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws.
On January 9th, 2015, Van heerden went into action again and beat Cecil Mccalla taking the winning record to 22 wins. In what was a true showing of Van heerden's technical ability, Van heerden got the decision in the 10 round fight, and became the first person to beat Mccalla.
Van heerden entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 22-1-1 and took this to 23 wins with a win against Ramon Ayala on May 13th, 2015 via RTD. The win happened in the 4th round of a 10 round fight via RTD.
Van heerden's next defeat of his career came against Errol Spence jr on September 11th, 2015. Opponent Spence jr fought a great fight in Van heerden's most recent bout, one that Van heerden had no answers for. Spence jr became the first person to stop Van heerden in an upsetting 8th round TKO defeat for Van heerden.