Anthony Mundine vs. John Wayne Parr weigh-in results
Anthony Mundine (48-9, 28 KO) and John Wayne Parr (10-3, 10 KO) go head to head tomorrow night (Nov. 30) at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank. The pair squares off in a ten-round boxing match at 75 kg catchweight.
At the weigh-in ceremony conducted on Friday, Parr was the first to step on the scales, declaring 74.65 kg. Mundine weighed-in at 75 kg on the dot.
Weigh-in done and dusted. I’m not going to miss cutting & making weight that for sure.
Now the shitty part is done, now it’s time to focus on the job at hand of taking someone’s soul ?. pic.twitter.com/lC0eafe3gL
— John Wayne Parr (@johnwayneparr) November 29, 2019
‘I know how to destroy people’s lives’
When asked why was he confident in victory Parr said “because I am a fighter and this is what I do”.
“I’ve had 147 fights. I loved every single second of it. This is my very last fight, I am retiring after this one.”
“I am used to get kicked, elbowed and kneed. We are going to wear gloves. So, eh, easy,” said “The Gunslinger”.
“I know what I am doing, I know how to hide my chin, I know how to hit hard, I know how to destroy people’s lives. That’s what I am going to do.”.
Over the course of his career John Wayne Parr, 43, earned 10 world titles in Muay Thai and Kickboxing. Anthony Mundine, 44, is a former WBA Super Middleweight and IBO Middleweight champion.
“We are both champions. He’s done amazing things. He fought amazing guys, I fought amazing guys. It’s so amazing how both of our careers met right here. I am very fortunate with the opportunity, I am going to do my best, and I am going to make sure that I win.”
‘I’ma come back and do crazy things’
Mundine said the key to victory is his “different level” skills.
“I will win the fight because of skills, man. Skills pay the bills,” said “The Man”.
“He is a great competitor, great fighter, I got no doubt in that. I am looking at him as one of the best in the world. [But] I think my skills are on the different level in the boxing game.
When asked about being knocked out in the first round in his previous bout by Jeff Horn and retiring, Mundine said “I’m going to come back and do crazy things. I’m going to inspire everybody”.
“No matter if you get knocked out in round one, no matter if you get you get knocked out in round two. You can come back and still win, you can come back and still win not just in sport, but in life,” he concluded.
The Anthony Mundine vs. John Wayne Parr bout headlines the event titled “Worlds Collide”. The co-headline bout features Muay Thai fighter turned pro-boxer Ben Mahoney up against John Ruba in a ten-round contest for a vacant IBO Asia Pacific Super Welterweight title. The undercard features a series of bouts with local and international competitors.