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Frank Gore had 'Questionable Brain MRI' heading into Deron Williams fight

There is a brewing controversy over fighter safety stemming from December's fight between former NFL running back Frank Gore and former NBA All-Star Deron Williams. According to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, who recently spoke with Mike Mazzulli, the President of the Association of Boxing Commissions, Gore had "multiple white spots on the MRI of his brain." This was discovered following a required MRI of Gore's brain by the Florida Athletic Commission. The third-leading rusher in NFL history took two MRIs, with no issues announced heading into fight night.
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Deron Williams is 'One And Done,' Frank Gore Unsure About Boxing Future

Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida - In a highly entertaining, crowd-pleasing four-round special attraction between three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams and the NFL’s third all-time leading rusher Frank Gore. When the dust settled and the final bell tolled, it was Williams who came out victorious on the judges’ scorecards via...
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Fight photos: Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 18: Frank Gore during a fight against Deron Williams on December 18, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 18: Deron Williams during a fight against Frank Gore on December 18, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Frank Gore Says He Wants Deron Williams Rematch After Loss on Paul-Woodley Card

After losing via split decision to Deron Williams in his first career boxing match, Frank Gore wants a rematch against the former NBA star. "It was fun," Gore said afterward. "If he wants to run it back, I want to run it back, because now I know the little things and I think it would be a different outcome."
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Former NFL RB Frank Gore loses to ex-NBA all-star Deron Williams via split decision in boxing match

Former NFL running back Frank Gore made his boxing debut Saturday night on the Jake Paul versus Tyron Woodley II card. Usually, when former athletes and celebrities fight in boxing matches, it does not look like top-notch quality. However, Gore’s fight against former NBA all-star Deron Williams had legitimacy to the contest. Gore lost the fight via split decision in a four-round exhibition.
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Michigan's Jim Harbaugh attends Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams fight to support ex-49ers RB

Jim Harbaugh hasn't been Frank Gore's coach in nearly seven years, and yet he was cheering on his former running back from the stands Saturday night. Except he wasn't at a football game but a boxing match. Gore fought former NBA guard Deron Williams in an exhibition bout on the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley 2 card, and the Michigan coach — who coached Gore with the 49ers — was spotted inside Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., the site of the fight.
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Former Nets star Deron Williams ‘one and done’ after Frank Gore fight

Deron Williams is ending his boxing career as a winner — and handing the ring back to the professionals. The former Nets guard beat former Jets running back Frank Gore in a split decision on Saturday night on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley showdown. But after his boxing debut, he made it clear in his post-fight interview that he has no intentions of trying to get to 2-0.
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Ex-NBA Star Deron Williams Names Only Player He'd Want To Fight

Deron Williams already had the fighter in him even during his time in the NBA. On Saturday, December 18, former Brooklyn Nets star Williams scored a split decision win over NFL star running back Frank Gore in his boxing debut. Leading to the fight, Williams had been opening up about...
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Frank Gore gets meme treatment during boxing loss to Deron Williams

Frank Gore lost to Deron Williams in their former athlete-to-boxer celebrity fight on Saturday night, and Gore got turned into a meme in the process. Gore lost to Williams via split decision in a four-round fight at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Williams, who is experienced in MMA, caught Gore with a right hand during the fight. The former NFL running back made a funny face as he responded to the punch.
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Photos: Deron Williams Defeats Frank Gore in Four Round Brawl

Tampa, Florida - In a heavyweight exhibition fight between retired pro athletes, former NBA player Deron Williams won a four round split decision over former NFL player Frank Gore. (photos by Amanda Westcott) The scores were 38-37 for Williams, 38-37 for Gore and 40-35 for Williams. In the first, both...
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