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John Wayne Parr
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Born Wayne Gregory Parr
25 May 1976 (1976-05-25) (age 45)
Other names The Gunslinger
JWP
Nationality Australian
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 80.8 kg (178 lb; 12.72 st)
Division Middleweight
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Team Boonchu Gym
Years active 1992–2012 / 2014–current
Professional boxing record
Total 14
Wins 11
By knockout 10
Losses 3
Kickboxing record
Total 133
Wins 99
By knockout 46
Losses 34
Other information
Occupation Muay Thai Practitioner, Teacher, and Gym Owner
Spouse Angela Rivera-Parr
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 21 June 2014

John Wayne "The Gunslinger" Parr (born 25 May 1976), also known as JWP, is an Australian kickboxer and boxer, fighting out of Boonchu Gym in Gold Coast, Queensland. He is a former 10-time World Champion and was the runner up on The Contender Asia.

Biography

Early life

Wayne Parr began training in taekwondo at the age of 11. Wayne competed in the Queensland titles at QE2 Stadium, where he won a silver medal after winning 2 fights and losing the final in 1988. In 1990 Parr started kickboxing, training for a few months before having to move to Sydney. In 1991 Parr moved to Richmond, New South Wales. Wayne found a new kickboxing gym and had his first fight aged 14, losing on a split decision. In 1992 the Parr family moved again to Mornington in Victoria. In 1993 at the age of sixteen, his family moved back to Queensland, and Parr began training with Blair Moore. Moore was one of Queenslands premier promoters of Muay Thai at the time.

Early career in Australia

Parr started participating in professional bouts at the age of 16. Moore trained Parr for 13 fights, with Parr winning an Australian title (63 kg) at the age of 17. Blair helped promote Wayne at Jupiters Casino for 3 fights before he fought for the South Pacific title against Scott Lovelock, winning by 5th-round KO when Parr was 19. During his first career in Australia, he won some regional titles including one from the WKA. At the age of 19, Parr met Richard Vell who was owner of an esteemed Muay Thai restaurant in Australia – Boonchu Thai food. Richard and Wayne developed a father and son relationship, and after a few years together Richard sponsored Wayne to train in Thailand. In 1996 Parr moved to Thailand, living in Pattaya and training for 3 months out of Sidyodtong gym, eventually moving to Nonthaburi, Bangkok to train with legendary Thai fighter Sangtien Noi (Deadly Kisser). It was at camp Loomingkwan that Wayne was named "John Wayne Parr" after John Wayne of Western Show Por Monoch Borbud.

Career in Thailand

In 1996 Parr moved to Thailand and lived in a Muay Thai camp for four years, training in Pattaya and Bangkok, competing in 30 fights and winning two world titles. He trained extensively with legendary Thai fighter "Deadly Kisser" Sangtiennoi Sor.Rungroj in this time. During his career in Thailand, he imitated a gunfighter by drawing a gun from his holster at the end of the wai khru before the bout, and this caught the Thai public's fancy. He gained popularity in Thailand, was voted Best Farang Fighter of the year in 1997, fought at Lumpinee Stadium three times, and at his first Thai king's birthday. In 1999 Parr moved back to Australia to open his own training facility "Boonchu Gym" and he also started participating in traditional boxing bouts.

2nd career in Australia

Parr debuted in boxing on 29 January 1998 against Tim Shannon in a 4-round bout, winning by TKO in the second round. On 25 April 1998, he fought against Takayuki Kohiruimaki who would eventually win the K-1 tournament, and won by the unanimous decision. On 19 September, Parr fought Takashi Ito, another Japanese veteran kickboxer, in the joint event of AJKF & MAJKF, and lost by TKO in round 2 due to doctor's stoppage as Parr's head was sliced open via a left elbow strike.

On 24 April 1999, he fought against Kenichi Ogata, the Japanese national shoot boxing champion, winning by KO with left hook in the second round. On 23 May 1999, he participated in the first "X-plosion series" event, which was a famous Australian kickboxing promotion, fighting against Daniel Dawson. Parr won by unanimous decision after 5 rounds.

On 13 October 2000, he participated in K-1 Queensland 2000, the first K-1 event for him, and fought against Scott Bannan for his ISKA Muay Thai world championship at middleweight. The fight was unusual in that their rivalry had developed on an Australian kickboxing bulletin board. On 5 December, he fought against Orono Por.Muang Ubon for the vacant title of International Muay Thai Federation (IMF) middleweight title in the Thai King's birthday event. He won by unanimous decision after 5 rounds, winning another world title in Muay Thai.

Boxing career

In 2001, Parr shifted his focus to boxing again. After 7 consecutive boxing victories since 1998, he fought against Andriy Khamula for the vacant Australian boxing title at Middleweight on 8 July 2001. He won the championship by TKO in round 10 and got his first boxing title. Next month, on 17 August, he challenged Nader Hamdan for his IBF Pan Pacific Junior middleweight title, but lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. On 21 September, he challenged for the vacant Oceanic Boxing Association (OBA) title at Super welterweight against Rasheed Baloch, and won the title by TKO in round 5. On 24 October, he fought against Ian McLeod to defend his Australian national title, but lost by unanimous decision. On 5 December, he participated in the King's Cup tournament in Thailand, and won the tournament.

On 29 November 2019 Parr defeated former world champion Anthony Mundine by split decision with scores of 96–93, 95–93 and 94–95. Following the bout Parr announced his retirement from combat sports, citing his need for a hip replacement.

K-1

On 26 November 2002, Parr participated K-1 Oceania MAX 2002 tournament. He knocked out Shane Chapman with right cross in the semifinal, but was beaten by Mike Zambidis by Majority decision at the tournament final. In 2004 John Wayne had his first fight for the K-1 organisation in Japan against Duane Ludwig, winning on points. John Wayne made the final 8 with his first fight against Buakaw – after 3 close rounds the judges scored it a draw, forcing an extension round. After the extension round John Wayne lost via split points decision.

In 2005 JWP was invited back for K1 eliminations, beating Shane Chopper Chapman by KO. Making the final 8, JWP then fought Albert Kraus, losing on points. JWP also had super fights in the K-1 against Arslan Magomedov, losing after extension and against Kinami, winning on points.

S-1

In 2004 JWP won the S1 Tournament World Champion Title with 3 wins in one night. Together with this title, he won one million baht (equivalent to around US$33,300), and a trophy from Thaksin Shinawatra.

WMC

JWP won the prestigious vacant title of WMC World Muay Thai Champion with a unanimous victory over Alexandre Cosmo.

The Contender Asia Finals

Much of Parr's fame rose from the Contender Asia reality show and on 12 April 2008 Parr fought Yodsaenklai in Singapore for The Contender Asia title and US$150,000. The fight was an emotional battle for Parr; just weeks before the contest, his father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His wife was also pregnant. Parr recovered from two knockdowns during the fight, but lost by unanimous decision. He eventually fought Yodsaenklai once more, winning the final bout of their trilogy with a hard-fought, but highly controversial decision.

Retirement fight

On 24 June 2012 John Wayne Parr fought his retirement fight against K-1 veteran Jordan Tai, fighting full Thai rules in an MMA-style cage with fingerless gloves. At 2:11 of the 4th round he knocked out Jordan Tai with a vicious uppercut. He retired on a 4 fight winning streak (3 of which were by KO) and he retired as the WKBF K-1 World Middleweight Champion. It was Parr's first time fighting inside a cage using 5oz MMA gloves and he has said he enjoyed it more than traditional Muay Thai and would come out of retirement if Buakaw Por. Pramuk agreed to face him in a caged Muay Thai fight.

Comeback

On 18 January 2013 Parr came out of retirement to sign a three-fight deal with Powerplay Promotions. The first fight was to be against WKA World Middleweight (−72.5 kg/159.8 lb) Oriental title holder Fadi Merza, but Merza pulled out at the last minute and was replaced on the card with Mostafa Abdollahi. Parr defeated Abdollahi by knock out at 1:30 in the 2nd round with a right hook to win Merza's newly vacated belt.

On 6 July 2013, Parr forced two eight counts on Marco Piqué en route to a decision win at Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 3 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Parr intended to tryout for the Australia vs. Canada season of The Ultimate Fighter mixed martial arts reality TV show in September 2013 but a minimum of five professional MMA fights was required for candidates and so he was rejected in spite of his kickboxing and Muay Thai credentials.

He was scheduled to have his rubber match with Cosmo Alexandre at Powerplay Promotions 22 in Melbourne, Australia on 8 November 2013. However, Alexandre did not apply for his visa in time and was unable to enter the country and so he was replaced by New Zealand's Brad Riddell who Parr defeated by unanimous decision.

He defeated Yohan Lidon by decision at Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 4 in Gold Coast, Australia on 1 March 2014.

Parr lost the WKA World Middleweight (−72.5 kg/159.8 lb) Oriental Championship when he was knocked out by Toby Smith in the third round at Powerplay Promotions 24 in Melbourne on 21 June 2014. On Saturday 11 June 2016 Parr is fighting Greek Pavlos Kaponis at MTGP5 event in London, UK. John Wayne Parr defeated Pavlos Kaponis at Muay Thai Grand Prix 5 on Saturday, 11 June 2016 in London, England. On Friday 14 October 2016 in Perth, Western Australia, Parr fought Daniel Dawson in their third bout at Origins 8 promotion at Herb Graham Rec Centre, Mirrabooka, WA. Parr won the bout via unanimous judges decision.

Parr was expected to fight Jake Purdy of England in the main event of Caged Muay Thai 10 on 4 August 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, however Purdy pulled out of the fight on two days' notice with a broken toe. Purdy was replaced by Irish kickboxer James Heelan. Parr went on to win this fight by unanimous decision.

Bellator Kickboxing

In October 2016 John Wayne Parr signed a three-fight deal with Bellator Kickboxing. His first fight took place on 8 April 2017 in Italy at Bellator Kickboxing 5 against Nando Calzetta. Parr won the fight via knockout in the second round.

In his second outing held in Florence, Italy on 9 December 2017 at Bellator Kickboxing 8 Parr scored the third-round TKO win against Piergiulio Paolucci.

In the third fight on 6 April 2018 in Budapest, Hungary, Parr faced a defeat by decision against Portuguese Eder Lopes.

Post-Bellator career

After the stint in Bellator, Parr signed with Rizin Fighting Federation and made his promotional debut against Danilo Zanolini at Rizin 18 on 18 August 2019. He lost the fight via split decision.

In March 2020, news surfaced that Parr had signed a six-fight contract with ONE Championship. He made his promotional debut against Nieky Holzken at ONE on TNT III on 21 April 2021. He lost the bout via TKO after a head kick dropped him.

Fight record

Professional kickboxing record
99 Wins (45 KOs), 34 losses, 1 draw
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2021-04-21 Loss Netherlands Nieky Holzken ONE on TNT 3 Kallang, Singapore TKO (head kick) 2 1:23
2019-08-18 Loss Brazil Danilo Zanolini RIZIN 18 Nagoya, Japan Decision (split) 3 3:00
2018-04-06 Loss Cape Verde Eder Lopes Bellator Kickboxing 9 Budapest, Hungary Decision 3 3:00
2017-12-10 Win Italy Piergiulo Paolucci Bellator Kickboxing 8: Florence Florence, Italy TKO (Ref. Stoppage) 3 1:50
2017-08-04 Win Republic of Ireland James Heelan Caged Muay Thai 10 Brisbane, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2017-04-08 Win Italy Nando Calzetta Bellator Kickboxing 5 Torino, Italy KO (head kick) 2 2:59
2016-12-03 Win Canada Matthew Richardson Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 9 Gold Coast, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2016-10-14 Win Australia Daniel Dawson Origins 8: Dawson vs JWP III Perth, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2016-06-11 Win Greece Pavlos Kaponis Muay Thai Grand Prix 5 London, United Kingdom Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2016-03-04 Loss New Zealand Brad Riddell Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 8 Gold Coast, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2015-12-05 Win Republic of Ireland Mark Casserly Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 7 Gold Coast, Australia TKO (Ref. stoppage) 3 3:00
2015-10-23 Loss Brazil Cosmo Alexandre Lion Fight 25 Temecula, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2015-05-09 Win New Zealand Daniel Kerr Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 6 Gold Coast, Australia TKO (Ref. stoppage) 3 2:06
2014-06-21 Loss Australia Toby Smith Powerplay Promotions 24 Melbourne, Australia TKO (broken orbital bone) 3 1:58
Loses the WKA World Middleweight (−72.5 kg/159.8 lb) Oriental Championship.
2014-03-01 Win France Yohan Lidon Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 4 Gold Coast, Australia Decision 5 3:00
2013-11-08 Win New Zealand Brad Riddell Powerplay Promotions 22 Melbourne, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2013-07-06 Win Suriname Marco Piqué Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai 3 Gold Coast, Australia Decision 5 3:00
2013-04-19 Win Iran Mostafa Abdollahi Pay Back Time 4 Melbourne, Australia KO (right hook) 2 1:30
Wins the WKA World Middleweight (−72.5 kg/159.8 lb) Oriental Championship.
2012-06-24 Win New Zealand Jordan Tai Boonchu Cup: Caged Muay Thai Australia KO (uppercut) 4 2:11
2011-12-03 Win Thailand Nonsai Sor.Sanyakorn Evolution 25 Australia Decision (split) 5 3:00
2011-07-30 Win Iran Mostafa Abdollahi Capital Punishment 4 Canberra, Australia TKO (punches) 2 3:00
2011-05-27 Win Greece Mike Zambidis Payback Time, "The Decider" Melbourne, Australia TKO (three knockdowns) 1 2:59
Wins the WKBF K-1 middleweight World Championship.
2010-12-18 Loss People's Republic of China Zhang Kaiyin Bruce Lee 70th Birthday Celebrations Shun De, China Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2010-10-17 Win Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex Pay Back Time 2, Powerplay Promotions Melbourne, Australia Decision (split) 5 3:00
Wins the vacant WKA World middleweight Championship 72.5 kg.
2010-09-11 Loss Australia Bruce Macfie Evolution 21 Brisbane, Australia Decision (split) 5 3:00
2010-06-12 Win Thailand Lamsongkram Chuwattana Muay Thai Warriors Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Decision (split) 5 3:00
2010-04-24 Draw Australia Eugene Ekkelboom Evolution 20 Brisbane, Australia Decision 5 3:00
The bout was for Ekkelboom's title of WMC World Super middleweight (168 lb / 76.363 kg) Championship.
2010-03-13 Win Belarus Dmitry Valent Domination 4 Bentley, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins vacant title of WKN Thai boxing World Super welterweight(72.6 kg) Championship.
2009-11-29 Win Australia Eli Madigan Evolution 19 Brisbane, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2009-08-29 Loss Brazil Cosmo Alexandre Evolution 17 Super 8 Tournament Semi-final Brisbane, Australia TKO (low kicks) 2  :
2009-08-29 Win Australia Jason Scerri Evolution 17 Super 8 Tournament Quarter-final Brisbane, Australia Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2009-06-26 Loss Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk Champions of Champions II Montego Bay, Jamaica Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
The bout was for the vacant title of WMC MAD Superwelterweight Championship.
2009-05-08 Win Greece Mike Zambidis Pay Back Time, Powerplay Promotions Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2009-04-04 Loss Thailand Mardsue Tum Evolution 16 Brisbane, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2008-12-06 Win United Kingdom Sean Wright Evolution 15 "The Contender Qualifier Brisbane, Australia TKO 2 3:00
Wins vacant title of International Kickboxer Magazine Championship.
2008-09-16 Win United Arab Emirates Dzhabar Askerov Evolution 14 "The Contenders" Brisbane, Australia Decision(unanimous) 5 3:00
2008-04-12 Loss Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex The Contender Asia Finale Singapore Decision(unanimous) 5 3:00
2008-01-20 Win Japan Kozo Takeda SNKA "Brave Hearts 7" Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan KO (left hook) 4 1:20
Retains title of WKBA World Welterweight Championship(1).
2007-12-01 Win Brazil Cosmo Alexandre Evolution 12 Brisbane, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins vacant title of WMC World Middleweight(160 lb / 71.575 kg) Championship.
2007–10 Win United Arab Emirates Dzhabar Askerov The Contender Asia Episode 14 Singapore Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2007–10 Win Switzerland Zidov Akuma The Contender Asia Episode 11 Singapore KO (right cross) 3 1:44
2007–09 Win France Rafik Bakkouri The Contender Asia Episode 3 Singapore Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2007-07-21 Win South Korea Jun Kim K-1 Fighting Network KHAN 2007 Seoul, South Korea Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2006-11-25 Win Australia Bruce Macfie Evolution 9 "Revenge or Repeat" Gold Coast, Australia KO  :
2006-09-16 Win Australia Soren Monkongtong Evolution 8 "Final Count Down" Gold Coast, Australia KO(Right)  :
2006-07-28 Win Australia Greg Foley Jabout presents "Destiny" Penrith, Australia Decision (unanimous)  :
2006-06-02 Loss Thailand Wanlop Sitpholek Evolution 7 "Fight for a Cause" Brisbane, Australia Decision (split) 5 3:00
2006-04-28 Loss Thailand Oomsin Sitkuanam SNKA Titans 3rd Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Decision (majority) 5 3:00
2006-03-12 Loss United Kingdom Steven Wakeling WBC Muay Thai Championships London, England, UK Decision (split) 5 3:00
The bout was for the 1st vacant title of WBC Muay Thai World Middleweight(160 lb / 72.575 kg) Championship.
2005-12-10 Loss Thailand Yodsanklai Fairtex Xplosion 12 Gold Coast, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
The bout was for the 1st vacant title of WBC Muay Thai World Super welterweight(154 lb / 69.853 kg) Championship.
2005-11-25 Win Australia Bruce Macfie Evolution 6 "Two Tribes Go To War!" Gold Coast, Australia Decision 5 3:00
2005-10-12 Win Japan Toshiyuki Kinami K-1 World MAX 2005 Champions Challenge Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2005-08-22 Win Japan Kozo Takeda SNKA "TITANS 2nd" Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan KO (right hook) 3 2:24
Wins vacant title of WKBA World Welterweight(70kg) Championship.
2005-07-20 Loss Netherlands Albert Kraus K-1 World MAX 2005 Final Quarter-final Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2005-05-04 Win Australia Shane Chapman K-1 World MAX 2005 World Tournament Open Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan KO (left body shot) 3 2:08
2004-12-18 Loss Thailand Sakmongkol Sithchuchok K-1 Challenge 2004 Oceania vs World Gold Coast, Australia Decision (split) 5(Ex.2) 3:00
2004-11-06 Win Thailand Oomsin Sitkuanam SNKA&K-1 "Titans 1st" Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2004-10-13 Loss Russia Arslan Magomedov K-1 World MAX 2004 Champions' Challenge Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Decision (majority) 4(Ex.1) 3:00
2004-07-07 Loss Thailand Buakaw Por. Pramuk K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Final Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Ext R.Decision (split) 4(Ex.1) 3:00
2004-05-22 Win Belgium Gregory Swerts SuperLeague Switzerland 2004 Winterthur, Switzerland KO (punches) 4  ?
2004-04-07 Win United States Duane Ludwig K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament Open Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2004-03-20 Win Austria Fadi Merza SuperLeague Italy 2004 Padova, Veneto, Italy Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2004-03-04 Win Thailand Nuengtrakarn Por.Muang Ubon S1 World Championships 2004, Final Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Wins title of S1 World Championships 2004 championship.
2004-03-04 Win France Jean-Charles Skarbowsky S1 World Championships 2004, Semi Finals Bangkok, Thailand TKO (referee stoppage) 3 0:40
2004-03-04 Win Russia Magomed Magomedov S1 World Championships 2004, Quarter Finals Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2003-12-06 Loss Germany Kamal El Amrani SuperLeague Netherlands 2003 Rotterdam, Netherlands Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2003-07-04 Win Japan Ryuji Goto Shoot boxing "S of the World Vol.4" Osaka, Osaka, Japan TKO (referee stoppage) 7(Ex.2) 2:24
2003-04-27 Win Japan Hiroyuki Doi Xplosion 4 "Shoot boxing vs Muay Thai 3" Sydney, Australia KO (knee strike) 4 2:23
2002-12-15 Win Japan Ryuji Goto Xplosion Boonchu S-cup Gold Coast, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2002-11-26 Loss Greece Mike Zambidis K-1 Oceania MAX 2002 Final Melbourne, Australia Decision (majority) 3 3:00
The bout was for the title of K-1 Oceania MAX 2002 Tournament Championship.
2002-11-26 Win Australia Shane Chapman K-1 Oceania MAX 2002 Semi-final Melbourne, Australia KO (right cross) 3
2002-11-26 Win Australia Alex Tui K-1 Oceania MAX 2002, Quarter-final Melbourne, Australia TKO (corner stoppage) 3 1:30
2002-10-25 Win Australia Scott Bannan Boonchu Cup Southport, Queensland Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2002-07-06 Loss Thailand Nuengtakang Por.Muang Ubon Le Grand Tournoi, Quarter-final Paris, France Decision 3:00
2002-06-01 Win Canada Baxter Humby World Championship Kickboxing Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States TKO 3  ?
2002-03-23 Win Thailand Rodtung Wor-Taveekeat Master Toddy Show @ Stardust Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2001-12-05 Win Portugal Miguel Marques Kings Cup Tournament Final Sanam Luang, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins Kings Cup Tournament Championship, Qualifies for Le Grand Tournoi.
2001-12-05 Win Thailand Duen Easarn Kings Cup Tournament Semi-final Sanam Luang, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2001-12-05 Win Thailand Suriya Sor Ploenchit Kings Cup Tournament Quarter-final Sanam Luang, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2000-12-05 Win Thailand Orono Por Muang Ubon Thai King's Birthday Event "Kings Cup" Sanam Luang, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins vacant title of IMF World Middleweight Championship.
2000-10-13 Win Australia Scott Bannan K-1 Queensland 2000 Brisbane, Australia KO (right knee strike) 2 2:09
Wins Bannan's title of ISKA Muay Thai World Middleweight Championship.
2000-06-17 Win Australia Oliver Olsen The Ashes Muay Thai Megashow Brisbane, Australia TKO  ?  ?
2000-05-20 Win Australia Darren Reece Boonchu Cup Muay Thai Explosion Southport, Queensland TKO  ?  ?
2000-02-04 Loss Australia Shane Chapman Judgement Day Super 8, Semi Final Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2000-02-04 Loss Australia Daniel Dawson Judgement Day Super 8, Quarter Final Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Decision (unanimous) 4(Ex.1) 3:00
Despite loss advances to semi finals as Dawson too injured to continue.
1999-12-24 Draw Thailand Chandet Sor Prantalay MAJKF TORNADO WARNING Tokyo, Japan Decision 5 3:00
1999-12-05 Win Thailand Paeng-rit Sor Prapaporn Thai King's Birthday "King's Cup" Sanam Luang, Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
1999-10-03 Win Australia John Myles Gold Coast Encounter Southport, Queensland  ?  ?  ?
1999-05-23 Win Australia Daniel Dawson X-plosion I Gold Coast, Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins W.M.T.C. Muaythai junior middleweight Australian title.
1999-04-24 Win Japan Kenichi Ogata MAJKF "In Search of The Strongest" Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan KO (Left Hook) 2 1:48
1998-09-19 Loss Japan Takashi Ito AJKF & MAJKF Joint Event Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 2:47
1998-- Loss United Kingdom Chris Allen Melbourne, Australia TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 5
1998-04-25 Win Japan Takayuki Kohiruimaki J-Network Tokyo, Japan Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
1998-- Loss Thailand Superlek Sorn E-Sarn Thailand KO (right cross) 4
1997-12-05 Win Thailand Vihoknoi Ch.Malithong Thai King's Birthday Event "King's Cup" Samut Prakan, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
1997-07-06 Loss Thailand Orono Por Muang Ubon Chachoengsao Bangkok, Thailand TKO (doctor stoppage) 2
1997-05-30 Win Thailand Joe Louie Muangsarin Lumpinee Stadium Bangkok, Thailand TKO (right uppercuts) 4
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Titles

Muay Thai & Kickboxing

  • World Kickboxing Association (WKA)
    • 2013 WKA World Middleweight (−72.5 kg/159.8 lb) Oriental Championship
    • 2010 WKA Muay Thai World Middleweight Championship 72.5 kg
    • 1994 WKA South Pacific Super Lightweight Champion
    • 1992 WKA Australian Super Lightweight Champion
  • World Kickboxing Federation (WKBF)
    • 2011 WKBF K-1 Middleweight World Champion
  • World Kickboxing Network (WKN)
    • 2010 WKN Thai boxing World Super welterweight(72.6 kg) Champion
  • Lion Fight
    • 2009 Lion Fight Super Welterweight Title Contender
  • International Kickboxer Magazine
    • 2008 International Kickboxer Magazine Champion
  • World Muaythai Council (WMC)
    • 2008 WMC Contender Asia Runner up
    • 2007 WMC Thai boxing Middleweight World Champion
    • 2001 Kings Cup Tournament Champion* 1999 Winner Kings Cup
    • 1999 WMTC (Now WMC) Australian Jr. Middleweight Champion
    • 1997 Kings Cup Winner
  • K-1
    • 2005 K-1 World MAX World Final 8
    • 2004 K-1 World MAX World Final 8
    • 2002 K-1 Oceania MAX finalist
    • 2000 ISKA Muay Thai World Middleweight Champion
  • WKBA
    • 2005 WKBA K-1 World Welterweight Champion (Defence: 1)
  • Onesongchai Promotion
    • 2004 S-1 Muay Thai World Middleweight Tournament Champion
  • IMF
    • 2000 IMF Kings Cup Muay Thai World Middleweight Champion

Boxing

  • 2001 Australian Boxing Middleweight Champion

Awards

  • 2004 Fighter of the Year by IronLife Magazine
  • 2004 Fighter of the year by International Kickboxer Magazine
  • 1997 Best Farang Fighter in Thailand.

Acting

John Wayne Parr has also acted in short movies such as "The Violent", written by James Richards and Keith Macdonald. It was filmed in Australia and won Best Fight Choreography Short award at an international film festival.

Documentary

John Wayne Parr: Blessed With Venom is a feature-length documentary chronicling the life and career of Australian Muay Thai superstar and 10 time World Champion, John Wayne Parr. The film provides an intimate insight into Parr's early years in Thailand where he endured rigorous training in primitive conditions, to the heights of awe-inspiring accomplishments all over the planet. We also get to see a very personal side to the Gunslinger as a husband and father of two. The true John Wayne Parr is revealed, a world champion, devoted family man and all round nice guy. A genuine hero with infinite courage to his legion of fans, respected and admired by his opponents and dearly loved by his family and friends.

The documentary also examines seminal fights in Parr's career. From his bloody contests with Thai marvel Orono, which is considered the making of the Gunslinger's legend, to his contemporary battles with Mike Zambidis, Lamsongkram, and the three all out wars with superstar Yodsanklai Fairtex. We bear witness as Parr comes back from 2 losses to ultimately defeat Yodsanklai in Melbourne. A blockbuster encounter between two true giants of the sport doing what they do best, trading bone crunching blows in the brutal world of Muay Thai.

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