The next fight on the 2011 John Wayne Parr farewell circuit has been announced - on July 30 Parr will face Vuyisile Colossa. The fight will be the main event at Capital Punishment 4 in Canberra.
Colossa is perhaps a bit of a surprise as most were expecting Parr's final fights to be against old rivals, such as his May 28 fight with Mike Zambidis. But Colossa will make for an excellent opponent. Those who have been following us since our HKL days know we have been covering Vusi since last year's shocking upset win over Yodsaenklai Fairtex - ending Yod's two year undefeated streak. Since then, Colossa has won a Wu Ling Feng world championship in China, competed at the prestigious Muay Thai King's Cup (where he lost to Yodsaenklai), and started his MMA career with a record of 3-1. He's a busy fighter who takes challenges in all sorts of different styles, but he will need to be focused here to defeat Parr. The Gunslinger may be facing retirement, but he's still a relevant factor in the Middleweight scene, and will be a tough challenge for the younger Colossa. Should make for a great fight.
Also announced for the card: 2010 K-1 Oceania champion Ben Edwards will compete in the semi-main event. His opponent is not yet announced. Check out more details at TheScienceof8Limbs.
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
His first novel, the Godslayer, is available now.
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