Former NFL sensation Frank Gore is set to make his professional boxing debut next month for Gamebred Promotions.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a variety of athletes move into different sports in an effort to test themselves in new ways. Sometimes it goes well and other times it falls apart pretty quickly, but in the process there’s usually a lot of amused fans watching it all unfold.
Frank Gore, 38, is known as one of the best running backs in NFL history. His run in the league speaks for itself with his longevity, alongside his third-place finish in all-time rushing yards, proof of the legacy he left behind.
He recently announced his intention to sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers before retiring from the sport for good.
The 49ers helped showcase his abilities for nine years, with Gore being one of the driving forces behind them reaching the Super Bowl.
Alas, while it’s heartbreaking to watch him walk away from the game, when one door closes, another opens.
According to a report by MMA Junkie, Gore enters the squared circle for his professional boxing debut on May 14 under Gamebred Promotions – the company owned and operated by UFC star Jorge Masvidal.
At the time of this writing, it is not yet known who his opponent will be.
What happened in Frank Gore’s exhibition match?
This may be Gore’s first professional fight, but it’s certainly not his first taste of jumping into the boxing ring.
Back on December 18 as part of the undercard for Jake Paul against Tyron Woodley 2, Gore faced off against retired NBA player Deron Williams.
Williams managed to get the split decision win and immediately made it known that it was a “one and done” deal.
Gore, meanwhile, clearly feels like he still has something to give.
The aforementioned Gamebred Promotions event has been described as a “boxing/MMA” card and is taking place in Jackson, Mississippi.
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