Frank Gore To Retire From NFL, Make Pro Boxing Debut In May
Frank Gore has announced that his days on the gridiron are ending, but his days in the boxing ring are just beginning.
Gore will be making his professional boxing debut on May 14 in Jackson, Mississippi on a Gamebred Promotions card, which will be a combination of boxing and mixed martial arts bouts, the promotion announced on Monday.
An opponent has yet to be named.
Gore, 38, will be turning 39 on fight night, which is promoted by UFC welterweight star Jorge Masvidal’s promotion.
Earlier this week, Gore also announced his intentions to sign a one-day deal with the San Francisco 49ers and then retire. He has played 16 seasons in the NFL for five teams.
One of his biggest accolades of the sport is churning out 16,000 rushing yards, which is third of all time, trailing only behind NFL greats Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.
Gore, however, has not played since 2020 when he was on the New York Jets.
During his absence from the gridiron, he took a stab at boxing in an exhibition match against former NBA player Deron Williams on the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley II card in December.
He lost via split decision.
The May 14 fight card will be streamed on FITE.