Muay Thai Throwback: JWP vs Yodsanklai Fairtex III

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John Wayne Parr and Yodsanklai Fairtex met in their third muay thai encounter almost seven years ago.

Famed Australian fighter John Wayne Parr and the King of Muay Thai out of Thailand battled out for the third time on October 17, 2010. The pair headlined the “Pay Back Time 2” event of the Poweplay Promotions in Melbourne, Victoria.

Their debut contest between  “JW” and Yodsanklai took place five years earlier. They fought at the Xplosion 12 event on the Gold Coast, Australia. Their second challenge happened in the finale of the Contender Asia. Internationally televised bout aired from Singapore. On both occasions the Thai fight earned the unanimous decision.

The third and the final clash similarly went on distance. As a result, after the five rounds of action the verdict was pronounced accordingly the judges scorecards. John Wayne Parr took a split decision over Yodsanklai Fairtex.

Since that fight by now, Parr has entered the ring seventeen times. He fought in Australia and abroad taking on the opponents from various countries. Among others, the list includes his country-fellow Toby Smith, Brad Riddell of New Zealand, Pavol Kaponis of Greece, Cosmo Alexandre of Brazil, Marco Pique of Suriname. Parr is fighting next on April 8 in Turin when he makes the debut at Bellator Kickboxing facing off Nando Calzetta of Italy.

Yodsanklai went up against 34 opponents. He squared off with Antoine Pinto of France, Mohammed El-Mir of Denmark, Yasuhito Shirasu of Japan, Marco Tentori of Australia, among others. Last month “Yod” defeated Saifullah Hambahadov of Russia.

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Misagh Norouzi
Misagh Norouzi is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is training and fighting under the patronage of a prominent Thai master Top Sangmorakot. Norouzi is an author and reporter at FIGHTMAG. He covers local and national news.

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