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Frank Gore turned 39 on Saturday and celebrated by knocking out Yaya Olorunsola in his professional boxing debut.
The five-time declining Pro Bowl dropped Olorunsola in the fourth round with a vicious right hook.
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Gore and Olorunsola were the co-main event on the Gamebred Boxing map in Biloxi, Mississippi. This was the first professional boxing match of his career.
The former San Francisco 49ers star lost to Deron Williams via split decision in an exhibition game on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley show on Dec. 18.
Olorunsola took part in the second professional competition of his career. The 29-year-old lost to Dennis LaBruzza via first-round knockout at Gamebred Fighting Championship 1 in June 2021.
It was announced last month that Gore would make his pro debut against an undisclosed opponent. He told Heidi Watney on April 2 during a Bovada Instagram Live that he plans to sign a one-day contract to officially retire from the 49ers.
Gore also played with the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.
The 49ers and Gore have yet to announce their deal at this point. The Miami native spent the first 10 seasons of his career in San Francisco. He finished his career as the NFL’s third all-time leading rusher with 16,000 rushing yards.