Frank Gore, the former NFL running back has made a daunting entry into the world of professional boxing with a brutal faceplanting knockout victory on his debut against Yaya Olorunsola last Saturday night in Prosper, Texas.
Coming from a setback last year, Frank Gore turns pro to secure a knock out victory
Gore, who retired from the NFL in 2020, made his debut in the squared circle in a four-round exhibition boxing match back in December 2021 against former NBA star Deron Williams, losing the bout via split decision.
Now, the former 49ers stalwart, on his 39th birthday, made a polar opposite finish as a professional debutant. Having signed with UFC star Jorge Masvidal’s “Gamebred Promotions”, Gore produced a 4th round KO victory over Olorunsola, kicking off his pro boxing career with a 1-0, 1KO record.
Frank Gore lands a clean, vicious right hand for a highlight 4th round KO. Put his opponent to sleep in his pro boxing debut on his 39th birthday. A future Hall of Fame RB and now 1-0 (1 KO) as a pro boxer.
That work in the gym paying off, @frankgore: pic.twitter.com/TZpdi084lV
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 15, 2022
A Miami Hurricanes star, Gore was drafted into the NFL in 2005, as third round 65th draft for the San Francisco 49ers, the franchise where he remained for the majority of his career until 2014.
The next year, he then moved to the Indianapolis Colts for two seasons, before joining Miami Dolphins in 2018. A year later, Gore joined the Buffalo Bills on a one year deal and in 2020, he signed another one year deal with the New York Jets.
Across his career, Gore made 241 NFL regular season appearances and clocked 16K rushign yards, along with a 4.3 yeards per carry. A future Hall of Famer, he also made 81 rushing and 18 receiving touchdowns.
Last month, the five time Pro Bowler revealed that he plans to sign a one day contract with the 49ers to officially conclude his NFL career and after retirement, plans to land a job in the 49ers front office. “We’re still trying to figure out when I’m going to do my one-day contract. To sign, do my retirement,” Gore revealed on Instagram Live.
“I love looking at talent. I love evaluating talent and I love ball. And they [the 49ers] know that I know football players, what it’s supposed to take to be a football player,” added Gore. [H/T ESPN]
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