Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams might not be a main event, but there will be a lot of people talking.
The former NFL and NBA stars will make their boxing debut on Saturday as part of the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley 2 undercard.
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Gore has trained in boxing during past NFL off-seasons, while Williams has practiced primarily in the MMA style. The two posted roughly the same weight, with Gore at 209.6 pounds and Williams at 211.2. Williams has the advantage in height and reach of 6-3 and 78 inches, compared to Gore at 5-9 and 69 inches.
So which fighter will come out on top? Covers lists Williams as a -145 favorite to beat Gore (bet $ 145 to win $ 100), who is listed as a +115 underdog (bet $ 100 to win $ 115).
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Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams live updates, recaps
All the time of the East.
10:31 pm Second Round: Gore tries to be the aggressor to start, but Williams fights back and lands some headshots. Gore starts shooting some headshots and Williams ties him to the ropes. Gore connects with another right hand. Williams fights back with a few punches and then knocks Gore down, under the ropes and almost out of the ring. The referee should ask for the fight to stop. Once Gore is back on his feet, he fights Williams and throws him against the ropes, causing another parry. The fight quickly resumes and the two exchange blows. Gore falls after Williams pushed him again.
10:26 pm First Round: Williams starts early with a sharp punch to Gore right out of the door. Gore has landed a few punches, but Williams has made the most of his reach advantage early in the first round. They fight a bit and the referee has to break it several times. With just under a minute, Williams lands several punches at Gore, who can duck and escape serious trouble near the ropes.
10:22 pm: When the two wrestlers step into the ring, Gore, a Miami native and Hurricane product, receives the loudest standing ovation. Williams is showered with boos.
10:18 pm: Williams now walks into the ring. He is putting on his MMA gym equipment, Fortis MMA.
10:16 pm: Gore comes out wearing a Halo Spartan helmet. That’s a great entry to make.
10:05 pm: Paro has been declared the winner by split decision against Alamo. Next up: Gore vs. Williams.
9:50 pm: Williams-Gore will take place after the end of the Liam Paro vs. Yomar Alamo fight, which is currently in the eighth round.
Start time of the fight between Frank Gore and Deron Williams
- Hour: 9 pm ET | 6 p.m. Pacific Time
- Main event: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. Pacific Time (approx.)
The undercard for the Paul-Woodley 2 fight is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 18. Gore and Williams will head to the ring at some point after that, depending on the results of previous fights (and when the fighters are scheduled to fight).
How to watch Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams
- Television channel: Show time
- Live broadcast (PPV): Sho.com, Showtime app
- PPV price: $ 59.99
The fight will be on pay-per-view through Showtime. Once the pay-per-view is purchased for $ 59.99, fans can watch the fight on the Showtime website or on the Showtime app.
Outside of the US, Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, the fight is available on FITE.tv.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Fight Card 2
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley; cruise weights
- Amanda Serrano against Miriam Gutiérrez; women’s light weights
- Anthony Taylor vs. Chris Avila; super middleweights
- Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore; heavy weights
- J’Leon Love against Marcus Oliveira; cruise weights
- Liam Paro vs. Yomar Alamo; super light weights
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.