NBA Fans Go Berserk as Former All-Star Set to Fight NFL Player on Jake Paul Boxing Card

Published 11/05/2021, 11:58 AM EDT


Many sporting greats are turning to the world of boxing these days. The latest of these, is former NBA great Deron Williams. He is set to feature in the NBA-boxing crossover on December 18th. The event will see stars such as Jake Paul and Tommy Fury in action. After Deron Williams confirmed his participation, fans have broken into a world of craze.

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In his NBA career, Williams averaged over 16 points. He was a potent point guard, particularly shining for the Utah Jazz. Having the build for boxing, it doesn’t come as that big of a surprise that the 3-time All-star opted to enter the ring. As reported by Shams Charania, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist is determined to fight in the undercard bout towards the end of the year. His opponent is reportedly NFL’s Frank Gore, who is third on the all-time rushing yards list. Thus, the event has only gotten bigger and better with the inclusion of the league legend.

NBA Fans lose it as Deron Williams confirms participation for boxing bout

The event is headlined by popular YouTuber Jake Paul, but Williams will also draw in large crowds. However, many fans on Twitter were of the notion that the 37-year-old will get destroyed in the fight. After all, a football star like Frank Gore is no pushover. On the other hand, there were some who backed Deron as well. While one fan said, “Frank Gore would destroy that finals fraud,” others came in support of the ex-Nets player. Here are some of the best reactions.

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How excited are you for the December-bound event? Who are you backing – Deron Williams or Frank Gore? Let us know.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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