Started Muay Thai at the age of only 11 years old. Even though at that time he began with other martial art, not Muay Thai (he started with Tekwando), he started to learn martial atr when the age even younger than many of Thai Muay Thai champions. At the age of 32 years old and from Queensland, Australia.
During his first start learning martial arts during his teenage, he started to practice in his home town in Queensland with one of the top promoters Blair Moore. Then at the age of 20 years old, Parr made very significant achievements. He got an Australian Title and a South Pacific Title
In the year 1995, Parr started learning Muay Thai when he moved to Thailand and joined several Muay Thai camps both in Bangkok and Pattaya for few years where he also gained experienced with 30 fights and winning two world titles. Parr then moved back to Australia again to open his own gym. Apart from that, Parr is very well known as one of the best Muay Thai instructor for the camp Boonchu. He is also ranked in the top ten of WMC World ranking (World Muay Thai Council)
Here are all titles and awards of Jon Wayne Parr (source wikipedia.com)
• 2008 International Kickboxer Magazine Belt
• 2008 WKBA World Champion defence
• 2008 WMC Contender Asia Runner up
• 2007 WMC Middleweight World champion
• 2005 WKBA World Champion
• 2004 S-1 World Middleweight tournament champion
• 2001 Australian Boxing Middleweight Champion
• 2001 Kings Cup Champion
• 2000 IMF Kings Cup World Middleweight champion
• 2000 ISKA World Middleweight champion
• 1999 Winner Kings Cup
• 1999 WMC Australian Jr. Middleweight champion
• 1994 WKA South Pacific Super Lightweight champion
• 1992 WKA Australian Super Lightweight champion
• 2004 Fighter of the Year by IronLife Magazine
• 2004 Fighter of the year by International Kickboxer Magazine
• 1997 Best Farang Fighter in Thailand.
John Wayne Parr and the Contender Asia
John Wayne Parr, is probably one of the most strongest fighter in this tournament. Since he is very skillful and experienced in Muay Thai for many years as well as having very good health. His opponent will have a very difficult game when having a fight with him. Also, the most interesting aspect of Parr is the leadership that we could see during the tournament, and this is a very good practice of being great “fighter” and “teacher” (as he also instruct many of student in Boonchu gym in Australia”. Even though is did not won the title in the Contender Asia, but I believe that he still one of the best Muay Thai fighter that many people could remember him, especially in the aspect of Nak Muay Farang (Foreign Muay Thai fighter) who get massive of achievements in both Thailand and overseas.
Want to know more about John Wayne Parr?
You may find massive information of him everywhere on the internet, but when you visit his personal space (myspace.com) you will find many of other good information about him such as personal life (do you want to know more about his family?) which this kind of information may not be available anywhere else, this is because he wrote the information by himself! There are also plenty of pictures and video of his fights available and there are many of comments from his friends and fans. Now you will know more about this great Muay Thai fighter!
This fight is probably almost 10 years back but it is very interesting fight. I found this video in John’s blog and it is his fight with Orono Por Muang Ubon. Orono, at that time is one of the greatest fighters who almost unbeatable. The exciting moments started from the first two rounds when John’s was gaining advantage and he made really effective punch attacks, mean while Orono seem lost his control in terms of both defense and strike back.
The last 3 rounds were more exciting when Orono tired to attack since he knew that he had to, else he would lost. However, John even more better “leg kicks” throughout and this is the key strategy for him to win this fight.