Frank Gore wins pro boxing debut with highlight-reel knockout

No stranger to breaking off highlight-reel runs on the gridiron, Frank Gore landed a highlight-reel KO in his pro boxing debut.

Gore connected with a vicious right cross that stiffened Yaya Olorunsola, who fell unconscious onto the canvas in the fourth round of the co-main event of Gamebred Boxing 1 Saturday night at the Biloxi Community Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Gore (1-0, one knockout) landed a solid 1-2 combination and followed with a second right cross that turned out the lights on Orlorunsola (0-1).

The bout was a scheduled four-rounder contested at heavyweight.

The NFL's third all-time leading rusher, Gore announced recently that his football days would officially be coming to a close soon.

Not long after that, the announcement was made that he would make his pro debut Saturday, which was also his 38th birthday.

Gore is a 16-season NFL veteran who played for five teams (the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets) and churned out 16,000 yards rushing in his career, which falls behind only Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton in the league history books. Gore hasn't played since the 2020 season with the Jets, though.

This was Gore's professional debut in the boxing ring, but not his first boxing match, nor his most high-profile bout.

Previously, he took part in an exhibition boxing match against former NBA player Deron Williams. Gore lost via split decision.

Saturday night ended in far better fashion for Gore.

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