Parr to take on Kozo Takeda in Japan

Thursday, January 3, 2008

‘John’ Wayne Parr will start off the new year with a bang, when he travels to Japan to take on Kozo Takeda. Takeda, who just last week turned 35 will be challenging Parr for his WKBA World Title.

Previously in August 2005, the two were in a close battle before Parr was able to secure a knockdown in the third round.

Expect a tough fight again, as the two fighters meet in the main event of the Brave Heats 7 card scheduled for Sunday, 20 January 2008.

Takeda is a K-1 Japan finalist and has notable victories over Eugene Ekkelboom, Kaoklai Kaennorsing and Kenichi Ogata.