The boxing debut of Frank Gore didn’t exactly go as he had planned- as he lost to Deron Williams in a split decision that could’ve gone either way. Gore, returning after a stellar career as one of the best running backs in NFL history, lost to longtime NBA Guard Deron Williams at the Amelia Arena in Tampa. This match was then followed by Jake Paul’s rematch with Tyron Woodley, where Paul floored Woodley.
Frank Gore Loses In His First Boxing Match
The Frank Gore-Deron Williams match had quite a few twists and turns. Williams did land quite a few right hands to Gore’s head in the very first round itself, which set the tone for the rest of the match.
Next, while Frank Gore didn’t hold back in the next round neither did Williams who seemed to have gone into a rhythm- picking up an advantage in the dying minutes of that round. Suddenly though, it appeared that Williams had lost his mind- for he pushed Gore out of the ring- leading officials to pause the fight.
When the match continued, Frank Gore returned the favor and sent Williams halfway through the ropes. The two took to brawling soon, as Williams tackled Gore to the ground momentarily before the end of the round- although none of them seemed to be specifically injured.
The third round finally had pure boxing in it, with Williams taking major shots, as he landed a huge knockdown just after a couple of punches pushed Frank Gore to the edge of the ropes- where he couldn’t defend himself from the inevitable. By the end of the match, it was decreed that Williams had landed nine more punches than Gore, and therefore the split decision gave him the win in the exhibition fight.