Frank Gore, Deron Williams could be headed for celebrity boxing showdown

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Celebrity boxing is successful vogue these days, and determination are 2 erstwhile sports stars who could beryllium headed for a showdown.

Stadium’s Shams Charania reported that erstwhile Nets prima Deron Williams volition combat connected the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury connected Dec. 18 and that a imaginable hostile is longtime NFL moving backmost Frank Gore. Per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Gore is linked up with Showtime and looking for a fight, adding that Williams is successful the premix of imaginable opponents but that it’s up to Gore.

Five weeks ago, Gore posted a boxing grooming video connected Instagram.

“Who wants to get successful the ringing with me?” helium asked.

Celebrity boxing is experiencing a renaissance with each the streaming and pay-per-view platforms trying to marque waves close now. The Paul brothers, Logan and Jake, are YouTube stars and boxers who continually make buzz with their fights.

Deron Williams could combat  Frank Gore successful  a personage  boxing fight.Deron Williams could combat Frank Gore successful a personage boxing fight.NBAE via Getty Images

Jose Canseco “fought” connected Barstool Sports’ “Rough N’ Rowdy,” losing successful conspicuous fashion. Other erstwhile pro athletes who person competed successful personage boxing see Shaquille O’Neal, Manute Bol, William “Refrigerator” Perry and Nate Robinson (who got pummeled by Jake Paul).

With 16,000 rushing yards, Gore trails lone Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith for the astir yards connected the crushed successful NFL history.

Frank Gore walks Xander Zayas to the ring.Frank Gore walks Xander Zayas to the ring.Top Rank via Getty Images

Williams, 37, played 12 seasons successful the NBA including 5 with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. He has not posted immoderate caller grooming videos connected societal media.