Return of ‘The Gunslinger’

Legendary Muay Thai fighter, John Wayne ‘The Gunslinger’ Parr was last seen in the ring on November 30th, 2019. He gave his farewell speech after defeating Anthony Mundine in a boxing match, in Parr’s home country, Australia.

Celebrating his victory over Mundine


After years of dedicating his life to Muay Thai, injuries, which included a hip injury, had finally taken its toll on Parr, and a deserved retirement beckoned.

Or so we thought!

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Parr with Chatri Sityodtong


On March 11th, 2020, Parr announced via his Instagram, that after a meeting with ONE Championship owner Chatri Sityodtong, whilst he was at an event in the corner of Rocky Ogden, the boyfriend of Parr’s daughter Jazzy (who both fight out of Boonchu gym), that he had signed a fight deal for ONE Championship.


This announcement has opened the door to some potentially mouthwatering fights.


Could there be a 4th fight against Thai legend and superstar, Yodsanklai Fairtex? These 2 fighters never disappoint, with Yodsanklai currently winning 2 – 1 over Parr. Any Muay Thai fan would love to see these two legends of the sport compete again.


Or maybe, the mouthwatering clash with Dutch kickboxing sensation, Nieky Holzken. With his kickboxing record of 108-92-15 against Parr’s record of 132-99-33, these two would, no doubt, put on a fight for the ages.

You can follow John Wayne Parr’s journey on his social media

Twitter – @johnwayneparr
Instagram – johnwayneparr

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The Gunslinger

James Rees
James Rees is a Combat Sport and NFL writer, and also Department Head of MMA, who strives to bring you the best content covering UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, BRAVE, WLC World Lethwei Championship and Cage Warriors, aswel as bringing you interviews with some of the sports top stars.

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