Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams might not be a main event, but it will have a lot of people talking.
The former NFL and NBA stars will be making their boxing debuts Saturday as part of the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley 2 fight card.
Gore has trained in boxing during past NFL offseasons, while Williams has primarily practiced in the MMA style. The two checked in at around the same weight, with Gore at 209.6 pounds and Williams at 211.2. Williams has the edge in height and reach at 6-3 and a 78 inches, compared to Gore at 5-9 and a 69 inches.
So which fighter is will come out on top? Covers lists Williams as a -145 favorite to beat Gore (bet $145 to win $100), who’s listed as a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115).
Sporting News will be tracking live updates throughout the fight. Follow along for the latest on the Gore-Williams boxing match.
Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams live updates, highlights
All times Eastern.
10:26 p.m. First Round: Williams starts early with a hard strike on Gore right out of the gate. Gore has landed a few jabs, but Williams has made the most of his reach advantage early in the first round. They grapple a little bit and the referee has to break it up several times. With just under a minute, Williams lands several blows on Gore, who is able to duck out and escape serious trouble near the ropes.
10:22 p.m.: As the two fighters are introduced in the ring, Gore, a Miami native and Hurricane product, is given the louder ovation. Williams is showered with boos.
10:18 p.m.: Williams now making his walk out to the ring. He’s donning gear from his MMA gym, Fortis MMA.
10:16 p.m.: Gore walks out with a Halo Spartan helmet on. That’s quite the entrance to make.
10:05 p.m.: Paro has been declared the winner by split decision against Alamo. Next up: Gore vs. Williams.
9:50 p.m.: Williams-Gore will take place after the end of the Liam Paro vs. Yomar Alamo fight, which is currently in the eighth round.
Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams fight start time
- Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- Main event: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
The Paul-Woodley 2 fight card is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 18. Gore and Williams will make their way to the ring sometime after that, depending on the results of the earlier fights (and when the fighters are scheduled to fight).
How to watch Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams
- TV channel: Showtime
- Live stream (PPV): Sho.com, Showtime app
- PPV price: $59.99
The fight will be on pay-per-view through Showtime. Once the PPV is purchased for $59.99, fans can watch the fight on Showtime’s website or the Showtime app.
Outside the U.S., Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, the fight is available on FITE.tv.
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley; cruiserweights
- Amanda Serrano vs. Miriam Gutierrez; women’s lightweights
- Anthony Taylor vs. Chris Avila; super middleweights
- Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore; heavyweights
- J’Leon Love vs. Marcus Oliveira; cruiserweights
- Liam Paro vs. Yomar Alamo; super lightweights
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