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Deron Williams To Fight Frank Gore On Jake Paul-Tommy Fury Undercard

Deron Williams To Fight Frank Gore On Jake Paul-Tommy Fury Undercard

Deron Williams' rival for Dec. 18 showdown has been revealed, and it'll be one of the most memorable NFL running backs of all time. The former Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets will transition into boxing next month, hoping to show a good face against a presumably hard rival. 

A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Williams will take part in the upcoming Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury undercard and now we know who will welcome him to the boxing world. 

Frank Gore, a 16-year NFL veteran will face Williams in their boxing debuts next month. Gore lived a very good career in the National Football League, showing durability that not everybody could. Now, he's ready to face a new challenge in the former All-Star point guard. 

Via The Athletic

Former NBA All-Star Deron Williams and Frank Gore, third on the NFL's all-time rushing yards list, will make their professional boxing debuts when they square off on the Jake Paul-Tommy Fury undercard on Dec. 18 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The four-round heavyweight bout will boast a 215-pound contractual weight limit.

The Paul-Fury fight, between the YouTube star and the UK boxer was officially set in late October. The bout, to be broadcast on Showtime PPV, will be contested at a 192-pound catchweight per a press release.

Williams will try to get the W in his first bout. The last time we saw an NBA player take the ring, Nate Robinson was KO'd by Jake Paul. Deron hopes to have a different result this time, but even if he loses, he'll get a lot of respect for stepping on the ring. 

During his career, Williams averaged 16.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 8.1 assists in 845 games. As for Gore, he rushed for 16,000 yards and scored 81 touchdowns while becoming a 5x Pro-Bowler during his career.