Former NFL Player Frank Gore Wins Pro Boxing Debut with Knockout

Frank Gore, seen here in an exhibition bout about Deron Williams, won his pro boxing debut on Saturday night. / AP

Finished scoring touchdowns, Frank Gore scored his first professional knockdown.

Or, rather, knockout.

Gore won his professional boxing debut Saturday by landing a right cross that knocked out Yaya Olorunsola, who fell to the canvas in the fourth round of the co-main event of Gamebred Boxing 1 in Mississippi. Gore shared a video of the final seconds of the fight plus his initial celebration to Twitter, with the caption “Today was a great day!!! Want to thank my team for all the hard work!!” and a praying hands emoji.

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Saturday also marked Gore’s 39th birthday, so he had another reason to bask in victory. Olorunsola, 29, is 0-2 in his career.

Gore previously boxed (and lost a split-decision to) former NBA All-Star Deron Williams in an exhibition bout in December. After earning more than $62 million during a 16-year NFL career, he reportedly was paid $300,000 to fight Williams.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Ryan Dunleavy

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