Boxing Turned Into WWE: Fans Call Out Deron Williams and Frank Gore for WWE Style Boxing Bout

Published 12/19/2021, 2:10 AM EST


Deron Williams and Frank Gore collided in the boxing ring in one of the best celebrity crossover contests recently. But though it was a boxing match, the two performed some grappling and pushing as well. During the second round, Williams first shoved Gore backward and pushed him through the ropes. Later on, Gore returned the favor. Gore pulled off a similar move on the opposite side of the ring.

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It looked more like a WWE match at that moment to the audience. Pushing and grappling is not allowed in professional boxing and that is the reason fans called it out a WWE-style fight. Over the past few years, professional boxing has seen many celebrities such as Jake and Logan Paul, KSI, Tyron Woodley, and even Conor McGregor take a shot at the sport.

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However, the inclusion of celebrities and the outcomes of their matches have led fans to wonder if pro Boxing is slowly turning into WWE as the outcomes seem predetermined to some. On Twitter, people reacted through several tweets. Some fans sarcastically claimed that Deron Williams thought he was in the WWE.

One fan tweeted Williams is a bad boxer and should be in the WWE instead. Another fan mentioned Frank Gore and Deron Williams are destined to be in the WWE.

In an interesting tweet, a fan claimed Frank Gore and Deron Williams thought they were at WrestleMania.

Either way, Deron Williams and Frank Gore had a fun bout last night that’ll definitely be cherished for years to come. Yes, it’s debatable whether or not the bout was purely boxing. But in the end, entertainment wins!

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Deron Williams got the win over Frank Gore on his professional boxing debut

Deron Williams and Frank Gore looked all set to fight in a dream exhibition match. The four-round exhibition match took place on the undercard of the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2 event. Williams had immense success in his NBA career. He is also a two-time Olympic Gold medalist.

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Just like Williams, Frank Gore had some enormous achievements in his respective field. Gore made the Pro Bowl on five occasions. He even became a part of the National Football League 2010s All-Decade Team. But going into the boxing battle, the NBA star had a significant advantage in height and reach over the NFL star. Ultimately, Williams got the victory over Gore in a split decision win (38-37, 37-38, 40-35)

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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