John Wayne Parr possibly squares off with Giorgio Petrosyan this April in Italy.
The John Wayne Parr vs Giorgio Petrosyan is not yet officially announced. However several sources indicate the potential match to be held at Bellator kickboxing promotion.
Parr has recently received the Australian Muaythai Fighter of the Year award. In his acceptance speech he spoke the debut at Bellator, as well as Petrosyan as a presumed opponent.
Last Wednesday “The Gunslinger” also appeared at the BJPENN.com Radio. He was asked about the assumed match and further details on the show.
“At this stage all I know it’s early April in Italy. Besides that I don’t have a venue or date or an opponent.”
“Giorgio is the man. Being Italian no doubt he will be the main event.”
In the interview Parr also reminisced the televised K-1 events where he fought in front of the large audience in Japan. He also spoke the significance of being a part of the North American kickboxing organization.
“To go up there [North America] and put Australia on the map is very important to me,” he said.
John Wayne Parr vs Giorgio Petrosyan is hands down an intriguing match
“The Doctor” was undefeated for almost a decade from 2007 to 2013. Moreover in 89 bouts he only faced two defeats.
“Giorgio is southpaw, he is very heavy-handed, great counters. He is a very smart technician with the loaded bombs in both hands. I have to be very cautious.”
“I love to use my hands a lot also.”
“Stylistically I think it is going to be very violent. And very exciting for the crowd also.”
Despite the age of 40 “The Gunslinger” is indeed a living legend. He prominently competes since early 90s with no hesitation to keep going whatsoever.
“I am at 40 years old now. Age isn’t on my side, but in the same time I am still training like I was 20.”
“I believe I can make it one of the greatest fights that we haven’t seen for a long time. I believe I am the man who can push it to the limit.”
“I am not guaranteeing that I am going to win, but I am going to do my best to try.”
“If not, I am going to leave the crowd knowing that they have seen an amazing performance.”