If you are looking to see John Wayne Parr in action here is your last chance. The Australian Muay Thai and kickboxing legend faces Anthony Mundine in a ten-round 75-kg catchweight boxing match on November 30. The contest tops the fight card held at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.
JWP has previously mentioned, that following his encounter with Mundine, he might be thinking of another kickboxing battle. Yet, he has recently tweeted and confirmed to FIGHTMAG that the bout against “The Man” is his “retirement fight”.
“Yes, this is the last one,” Parr said. “I planned to have one more Muay Thai fight, but unfortunately my body won’t allow me. Injuries have got to the stage where the pain has taken away the enjoyment of training.”
“This fight [against Mundine] I am pushing through, as it’s such a massive opportunity and a chance to introduce myself to Australia. If I get the win my final fight record record in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and boxing will be 110 wins. Hopefully with 57 knockouts out of 148 fights.”
Thank you sir. This is my retirement fight so really enjoying everyday sessions knowing this is it. 3 more weeks till the fight 😈 https://t.co/p4LlvzLbT7
— John Wayne Parr (@johnwayneparr) November 8, 2019
Over the course of his career John Wayne Parr, 43, earned 10 world titles in kickboxing and Muay Thai, winning prestigious Kings Cup and S-1 tournaments in 2001 and 2004 respectively, as well as WKN Super Welterweight championship, WMC and ISKA Middleweight titles, among everything. His professional boxing record is 10-3, 10 KO.
Anthony Mundine holds the record of 48-9, 28 KO. The 44-year-old Australian boxer is a former WBA Super Middleweight and IBO Middleweight champion.
The Mundine vs. Parr fight headlines the event billed as “Worlds Collide”. The complete fight card can be found here.