An interesting crossover match is scheduled for December 18th.
three times NBA All-star Deron Williams and former National Football League Running back Frank Gore is about to step into the boxing ring. Showtime Sports announced on Tuesday that Williams and Gore will participate in the showtime pay-per-view event played by Jack Paul against Tommy Fury.
This game will officially have four rounds of heavyweight competition, and the contract weight is limited to 215 pounds.
“Fighting sports have been a part of my life since I was young. Before I became a basketball player, I was a wrestler,” Williams said in a press release. “Since 2015, I have been fortunate to have an MMA gym and took the opportunity to learn various martial arts to stay active. Last year, I have been waiting for the right opportunity to transform my training into a professional debut. I will be in 12 Against Frank on the 18th, he is one of the strongest NFL players in history.”
Williams was selected by the Utah Jazz with the third overall pick in 2005 NBA draftHe played for the Jazz until 2011, when he was traded to the New Jersey Nets, and then ended his career with the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers. In his career, Williams was selected to the All-Star three times, twice to the NBA All-NBA Second Team, and played for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and won two gold medals in the process. .
Williams is also a stake in Fortis MMA in Dallas, Texas, where he often trains. He will have head coach Saif Saudi fighting in his corner.
Gore is the third rusher in NFL history to have a career lead of 16,000 yards. He also holds the record for the most games of running backs. Five times in the Pro Bowl, Al Gore was also selected to the NFL All-Decade team in the 2010s. After playing for the San Francisco 49ers from 2005 to 2014, Gore rebounded from the Indianapolis Colts to the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, and then became a free agent this season.
“I am very happy to be able to fight on this card and can’t wait to show the world what I have been doing,” Gore said. “Boxing excites me. Fireworks on December 18th!”
Paul and Fury will be held in Tampa, Florida, and the social media star will face heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.