John Wayne Parr defeats Matthew Richardson on Saturday, December 3, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Australian muaythai star John Wayne Parr and Canadian fighter Matthew Richardson headlined the Caged Muay Thai 9 fight show. For Parr, 40, it was the forth fight in 2016 which is also the fifth during the last twelve months. For Richardson, 26, who had previously taken on a several big names such as Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, it was the following test.
The clash went on distance and ended in the favor of “The Gunslinger” who traditionally put on a solid entertaining performance. The bout has seen three knockdowns. Parr dropped Richardson in round 4. Furthermore, during the final three minutes he has sent his vis-a-vis into the knockdown twice, as well as performed his beloved spinning-back kick “for the crowd”.
John Wayne Parr is a 10-time world champion and the 2004 K-1 World Max finalist. He is the 1997 “Best Farang Fighter” who earned an opportunity to compete at the King’s Birthday gala.
Parr finalizes the 2016 season topping up his record with 3 wins and 1 loss. Earlier this year he came out victorious over Pavlos Kaponis in London and Daniel Dawson in Perth. He faced a defeat against Brad Riddell on the Gold Coast.
Next year Parr is expected to make a debut at the Bellator kickboxing promotion. The upcoming season marks the 20-year anniversary since he had his first bout at the mecca of muaythai, Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on May 30, 1997.