John Wayne Parr was back in action for the last time this past Saturday (Nov. 30) in Brisbane, Australia. “The Gunsliner” came out victorious by split decision from a ten-round boxing match against Anthony Mundine. The contest was the final appearance inside the squared circle to both competitors.
Post-fight Parr revealed the reason forcing him to hang up his gloves. The athlete needs a hip replacement surgery.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen next, said former ten-time world champion in Muay Thai. “I just know that I can’t keep fighting, because of my hip.”
Parr recently shared a video in social media, which covers his camp in preparation for his last outing. The clip is titled “Documenting my fight camp with my hip”.
“Trying to do everything in my power to get through a 10 week camp when my hip has deteriorated so bad that I have bone edema in my femur head and neck where my femur head could snap at any part of my training camp,” reads the caption the post on Instagram. “Here’s all the recovery I was doing in between sessions trying to relieve the pain.”
Over the course of his career John Wayne Parr represented Australia internationally on multiple occasions. Among everything he won S-1 knockout Muay Thai tournament, became the finalist of The Contender Asia (2008), held WKN super welterweight, WMC and ISKA middleweight titles. He retired with a combined record (Muay Thai, kickboxing and boxing) of 110-37-1, 56 KO at the age of 43.
Anthony Mundine, is a former WBA super middleweight and IBO middleweight champion. The 44-year-old Australian boxer retired with the record of 48-10, 28 KO.