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Parr beats Mundine by split decision

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In an upset, 43-year-old multi-time Muay Thai champion John Wayne Parr (11-3, 10 KOs), who hadn’t participated in a boxing match since 2003, defeated 44-year-old former world champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (48-10, 28 KOs) by ten round split decision in an entertaining super middleweight bout on Saturday night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Parr outworked Mundine in the first two two rounds, but “The Man” rocked Parr in round three. Parr knocked down Mundine in round four, sending him through the ropes. Mundine rallied late, but was deducted a point in round eight for hitting behind the head. In the end, scores were 96-93, 95-93 for Parr and 95-94 Mundine.

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  • Mundine needs to retire, give it up, and quit making excuses he is still threat in the division. His health is far more important than is arrogance or pride.

  • Does that make Jeff Horn’s win over drained 70.25 kg (154.9 lbs) Mundine legit? When Mundine rematched Green heavy, it was a close fight, just like this super middleweight fight, close. But, if Horn does defeat Zerafa (or gets a draw/technical draw), and then fights the highest rated IBF contender at 160, Kamil Szeremeta (Poland), and wins that too, I would have to say Horn should get another crack at a title before late 2020.

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