clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL’s Frank Gore fights NBA veteran Deron Williams on Jake Paul undercard

Former Cleveland Cavaliers star Williams will face retired NFL running back Gore on the Dec. 18, 2021, card headlined by Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game Five Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Jake Paul may be climbing up the legitimacy ladder now that he faces his first professional boxer in Tommy Fury on Dec. 18, 2021 (details here), but that doesn’t mean he’s completely forgotten about freakshow fight appeal.

Paul vs. Fury is co-headlined by a legitimate women’s boxing bout between Amanda Serrano and Miriam Gutierrez, but further down the card we’ll have a pure sideshow match when NBA All-Star Deron Williams faces off against retired NFL running back Frank Gore.

The fight, which will be a four-round affair contested at 215 pounds, was confirmed by Ariel Helwani on his Substack. Williams vs. Gore will open the pay-per-view (PPV) portion of the card ... Chandler vs. Gaethje it ain’t, but we imagine it might tip several stick-and-ball enthusiasts into purchasing the event.

If you’re one of those degenerate gamblers who enjoys putting a few bucks on the fight, we might advise you to consider betting on Williams, who was a state wresting champion in his youth and owns the Dallas-based Fortis MMA gym, home to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters Ryan Spann, Damon Jackson and Rashad Coulter amongst others.

As for Gore, his boxing aspirations don’t seem to span back much further than a few months ago. But, there have been multiple clips of him training in anticipation of this bout against Williams. Take a look:

Paul vs. Fury goes down on Showtime PPV on Dec. 18, 2021. We’ll keep you in the know on any more freaky fights added to the card.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania