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Former NBA player Deron Williams makes boxing debut on December 18

Deron williams will debut on December 18 when it faces Frank Gore, former player of the National Football League (NFL). Williams' debut in boxi

Former NBA player Deron Williams makes boxing debut on December 18


will debut on December 18 when it faces Frank Gore, former player of the National Football League (NFL).

Williams’ debut in boxing will take place on the same evening that will have as its main match the one starring in the YouTuber Jake Paul against British fighter Tommy Fury, in Tampa (Florida).

Gore, a former Pro Bowler rival to Williams, played 16 years in the NFL as a running back and fighting, scheduled for four rounds, it will fall within the heavyweight category.

During his playing days, the 37-year-old Williams already weighed 91 kilograms and in recent years has trained in mixed martial arts and boxing. with appearances at Fortis MMA, an MMA training facility in the Dallas (Texas) area considered one of the best in the sport.

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Williams played for four teams, but he had some of his best seasons with the Utah Jazz from 2005 to 2011. It was three times All-star and averaged 17.3 points; 3.2 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game during his time in Salt Lake City.

He also played with the New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets from 2011 to 2015, averaging 16.6 points; 3.2 rebounds and 7.5 assists while making two All-Star appearances while with that team.

From 2015 to 2017, Williams played for the Dallas mavericks. He then joined the Cavaliers during his run to the finals, but was an underused player and Cleveland lost 4-0 to the Golden State Warriors in that series.

Williams was a member of the basketball team of United States at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, when in both competitions they achieved the gold medal.

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The first NBA player to star in an official boxing match was another former NBA base, Nate Robinson, who on November 28, 2020 faced Paul and lost by knockout in the second round of the fight scheduled at four and who was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with the duel between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones as the star of the event.

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