Frank Gore is slated to enter the boxing ring Saturday, but San Francisco 49ers fans won't need to fret over his well-being.
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The veteran back has joined the entourage of Nonito Donaire. Gore's role in this posse is high-profile: He'll roll out his best Lovely Elizabeth impression, toting Donaire's WBO super bantamweight belt into the ring, according to maxboxing.com, via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Donaire (28-1-0) is scheduled to fight Jeffrey Mathebula (don't worry, we've never heard of him, either) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
Gore and Donaire formed a friendship after working with the same speed coach, Remi Korchemny.
All in all, a harmless offseason endeavor, and far less unsettling than watching Floyd Mayweather co-opt Justin Bieber for belt duties earlier this year before a deeply confused Las Vegas audience.