Three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams is ready to step into the boxing ring.Rear A report From NBA Reporter Shams Charania, an industry source confirmed to CBS Sports that Williams has signed to participate in Showtime’s pay-per-view event titled Jack Paul vs. Tommy Fury on December 18th. The source also confirmed that National Football League Star Frank Gore is expected to become Williams’ opponent.
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 also holds 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 with 16,000 yards. He also holds the record for the most games of running backs. He was selected to the Pro Bowl five times, and Gore was also selected to the NFL 2010 All-Decade team. 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.
Williams is 37 years old, 6 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs about 200 pounds while playing basketball. Gore is 38 years old and heavier. He has been around 215 pounds for most of his career, but he is also much shorter at 5 feet 9 inches.
Paul and Fury will be held in Tampa, Florida, because the social media star will face heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.