Ex-NBA guard Williams to fight former NFL rusher Gore

Retired three-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic champ Deron Williams will combat previous NFL rush Frank Gore in a December 18 boxing card at Tampa, Florida, promoters revealed Tuesday.

The four-round heavyweight bout, a boxing launching for each fighter with a legal 215-pound limitation, will be on the undercard of web feeling Logan Paul’s cruiserweight battle versus Tommy Fury, the half-brother of WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury.

Gore, 38, played an NFL running back-record 241 video games, consisting of a 10-year run with the San Francisco 49ers beginning in 2005 and stints with Indianapolis, Miami, Buffalo and in 2015 with the New York City Jets.

He stands 3rd on the NFL all-time hurrying yardage list.

Gore likewise declined overtures for an NFL go back to concentrate on boxing.

“I’m excited to be fighting on this card and can’t wait to show the world what I’ve been working on,” Gore stated. “Boxing has me excited and on December 18 expect fireworks.”

Williams, 37, assisted the United States win Olympic gold at Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

He played 845 NBA video games with the Utah Jazz, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Williams has actually been a battle sport lover for many years, consisting of 2 state champ years as a high school wrestler, and has actually trained in blended martial arts.

“Combat sports have been a part of my life since my youngest days. Before I was a basketball player, I was a wrestler,” Williams stated.

“Since 2015, I’ve had the privilege of owning an MMA gym and through that I have trained in various martial arts to stay active.

“Over the in 2015, I have actually been waiting on the ideal chance to equate my training into an expert launching. I’m making that occur on December 18.”


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.