Former Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore will have his first professional boxing match on Saturday, December 18.
For 16 seasons, Frank Gore was one of the most dominant running backs in the NFL. On Saturday night, he will look to carve out a new lane of dominance in the boxing ring.
Gore, who’s 38 years old, will face off against former NBA player Deron Williams, who’s also making his boxing debut. Their fight will be a four-round heavyweight bout on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 PPV.
During his time in the NFL, Gore amassed 16,000 rushing yards, good for third all-time only trailing Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton. Of his 16 seasons, three were spent with the Indianapolis Colts, starting 48 games and rushing for 2,953 yards, 13 touchdowns, while adding 101 receptions for 789 receiving yards, and six touchdowns.
While this will be Gore’s first official fight, he has been boxing since 2006, using the combat sport as part of his off-season training regimen. This experience was evident during Gore’s media workout as viewers could tell he had a level of comfort in the ring.
Frank Gore looks ready for debut boxing match
Fitted in Colts gear, the former running back looks like a fighter ready to finish the match within the distance. Despite Gore looking like the more skilled fighter and also being the athlete who played the more physical sport professionally, he enters Saturday night’s fight as an underdog.
Viewers who are interested to see if Gore can beat the odds will have to buy the pay-per-view for the full card. Unfortunately for Colts fans, the event will be going head-to-head with Indianapolis’ huge primetime game against the New England Patriots.
New England and the Colts will be engaging in their own heavyweight fight in a Week 15 rivalry game with plenty of playoff implications. Hopefully, Gore can end the fight quickly so that he and everyone else can tune in to see the current Colts try to get a victory.