NFL free agent running back Frank Gore remains confident in his celebrity boxing match with ex-NBA point guard Deron Williams, but he did admit the nerves are hitting him ahead of their bout.
Gore and Williams are set to meet in the boxing ring on Saturday as part of the undercard for the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley headliner. It is undoubtedly a highly anticipated meeting, given that both athletes saw some success in their respective careers.
While Gore said he is quite nervous, he shared his desire to win at all costs. In fact, he even hinted the possibility of knocking out Williams.
“I wanna look good, man,” Gore told TMZ. “I wanna show everybody whatever you put your head to, you can do it.
“I’m going for the W. I’m gonna do whatever it takes to win. If the knockout come, it will come. I wanna show everybody that I got skills.”
Frank Gore and Deron Williams had their weigh-in on Friday, and both athletes (uhmm, fighters?) looked good heading to their showdown.
Former NBA All-Star @DeronWilliams and former NFL Pro Bowler @FrankGore face-off for the final time before tomorrow night’s boxing match 🥊 #PaulWoodley pic.twitter.com/ogtdCK37Gk
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) December 17, 2021
If his recent workout is any indication, Frank Gore doesn’t seem to be lying when he said he’s going for the win with a chance for a knockout.
“That s— hurt. The punches f—ing hurt. He’s heavy-handed,” Johnson said, per Cameron Wolfe of NFL.com. “He’s out of my weight class, but I tried to sit in the pocket, giving him a look for what Deron could present. I caught one of the left hooks. It hurt. I was like, nah, let me get outside.”