John Wayne "The Gunslinger" Parr, 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.
|Born:||Wayne Gregory Parr, May 25, 1976|
|Other names:||The Gunslinger, JWP|
|Reach:||71 in (180.34 cm)|
|Fighting out of:||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Years active:||1992–2012 / 2014–2019|
|Occupation:||Muay Thai Practitioner, Teacher, and Gym Owner|
|IMDb:||John Wayne Parr's IMDb|
About John Wayne Parr
Australian kickboxer who is known for being a ten-time World Champion. He has won several titles including the 2013 WKA World Middleweight Oriental Championship and the 2010 Thai boxing World Middleweight Championship. He is also known for having a documentary made about his life entitled Blessed With Venom.
He first began training in taekwondo at the age of 11. He began earning recognition for his fighting when he competed in the QE2 Stadium where he won the silver medal. He competed in his first kickboxing match at the age of 14. He began fighting professionally at 16 and went on to win his first Australian title at the age of 17. In 2001, he began boxing and won the Australian Middleweight title that same year.
In addition to his vast range of earned Titles, he is also known for having won Fighter of the Year in 2004 by IronLife Magazine as well as Best Farang Fighter in Thailand in 1997.
He married fellow professional kickboxer Angela Rivera-Parr in 2002. They have a daughter named Jasmine together.
He fought against Duane Ludwig at the K-1 World MAX 2004 World Tournament in Tokyo, Japan where he won by unanimous decision.
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