Report: Former Jazzman Deron Williams To Potentially Fight Frank Gore In Jake Paul/Tommy Fury Event
Nov 5, 2021, 9:24 AM | Updated: 9:35 am
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SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Jazz star Deron Williams is in line to fight Frank Gore in the Jake Paul/Tommy Fury event in December, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Williams will potentially fight Gore, an NFL running back who spent time with the 49ers, Colts, Bills and Jets, in the undercard fight. Gore is 3rd on the NFL’s list of all-time rushing leaders.
NBA-Boxing world crossover, per sources: Former All-Star and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Deron Williams will fight on the Jake Paul/Tommy Fury undercard bout on Dec. 18. Frank Gore — third on the NFL’s all-time rushing yards list — is a potential opponent for Williams.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 5, 2021
Williams was a high-level wrestler in high school where won two state titles in Texas. The guard had scholarships to wrestle after high school but pursued basketball at Illinois instead.
The two will fight before the main event where Youtuber Jake Paul will take on professional boxer Tommy Fury. The event is slated for December 18 in Tampa, Florida.
In recent years, the Paul brothers (Jake and Logan) have found success on Youtube and social media by fighting professional fighters in massive TV/Digital events.
Jake Paul will fight Tommy Fury in Tampa on Dec. 18 pic.twitter.com/w9bSw87Ty7
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 29, 2021
About Deron Williams Before His Fight
Williams is an NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. After a trade with the Portland Trailblazers, the Jazz picked Williams third overall in the 2005 NBA Draft.
In addition to his career with the Jazz, Williams spent time with Nets, Mavericks and Cavaliers. For his career, he posted 845 games played with a FG percentage of .445.
While his relationship with Utah Jazz fans was tumultuous, he remains one of the biggest names in franchise history.
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