Frank Gore becomes an instant meme with his hilarious reaction to getting hit in the face by Deron Williams

NFL legend Frank Gore made his boxing debut Saturday in opposition to one other newcomer to the game in former NBA All-Star Deron Williams. And whereas Gore grew accustomed to contact over his 16 years within the NFL, he rapidly discovered the bodily calls for of fight sports activities are fairly completely different.

Williams threw a tough right-handed punch to Gore’s head halfway by way of the struggle, inflicting Gore to offer this hilarious, bewildered response. 

The previous San Francisco 49ers nice Gore rallied again from the punch to go the four-round distance, however Williams won via split decision. After the struggle, Gore defined the way it all went down. 

“I let him hit me and I did not hit again,” Gore mentioned after the struggle on Showtime. “I am nonetheless studying, however it’s what it’s. He got here out, fought laborious and acquired the W.”

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Williams — a two-time All-NBA choice who performed for the Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers over his 14-year NBA profession — mentioned Saturday’s struggle was the final of his profession. A former Texas state champion wrestler, Williams admitted he simply wished to show he might stand up to the trials of the ring. 

“I used my wrestling background to my benefit,” Williams mentioned. “I simply wished to show to myself that I might get out right here and do that. Everyone that is speaking on Instagram and Twitter, they would not step in right here in entrance of all these folks and on PPV for his or her first struggle. Hats off to Frank. He had a dream. He had a purpose. In my thoughts, we’re each winners tonight.”

Gore, however, is not ruling out a boxing return. 

“We’ll see,” Gore, a five-time Professional Bowler and member of the 2010s All-Decade workforce, mentioned of a possible return. “I had enjoyable tonight. I am going to return and discuss to my workforce and see what I’ve to study.”

Publish-punch facial expressions needs to be excessive on Gore’s checklist. 

The Gore-Williams struggle was on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley 2 from the Amalie Area in Tampa, Florida. 

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