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49ers legend Frank Gore reacts to recent career milestone

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Frank Gore’s 39th birthday party was a knockout. Literally.

The former San Francisco 49ers running back, who eclipsed 11,000 yards in his 10 seasons in the Bay Area, added another career milestone … but this one without football gloves. His latest acquisition came with boxing gloves and a knockout punch.

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Gore beat and flattened his opponent Yaya Olorunsola in the 49er legend’s Gamebred Boxing 1 bout on Saturday, May 14 in Biloxi, Mississippi by winning a fourth-round KO. Gore, being right-handed, gave Olorunsola his right rage to the left side of his face first. Olorunsola, whose nickname is ‘Prince’, became dazed and unconscious after the punch and fell into the ring three seconds later…giving Gore his first boxing win ever.

Gore responded immediately to his latest milestone.

“Today was a great day!!! I want to thank my team for all their hard work,” Gore posted on his Twitter page. His post also included another aspect of his KO:

As the night of Gore’s 39th trip around the sun ended in celebration, his boxing career came with health concerns over his eyes.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, on Feb. 2 Gore’s brain was discovered to have multiple white spots – discovered by an MRI scan provided by the Florida Athletic Commission as part of his application to fight former NBA All-Star Deron Williams was requested in Florida on December 18 .

Because of his MRI, Gore’s fight was changed to an exhibition fight. The former NFL running back, who ran 16,000 career yards, had to have two MRIs done by the state of Florida. However, Gore told Yahoo that he passed both tests. Gore also downplayed his brain concerns, claiming to Yahoo that his brain is healthy.

“I played in the league for 16 years [NFL] and I’m rich man,” Gore told Yahoo. “I don’t want to say $300,000 is nothing because where I come from it’s a very, very poor place and that’s life changing money. But I’m rich and it’s not for me. I didn’t care what I got. I fought because I wanted to, not because I needed money.

“I passed and spoke to the doctors,” Gore continued. “They all told me I was fine. I have five children and I want to be there for them. I’m not crazy. Why would I risk my health and watch my kids grow for $300,000? It’s crazy. my brain is healthy If it wasn’t I wouldn’t have fought, period.”

Gore still feels the love of the 49ers Faithful. And in addition to cheers for his birthday, he also received praise from the faithful for his knockout hit.

“Congratulations Frank! You are a living legend!” was what @OurSf49ers_ tweeted to Gore.

49ers fan @Coach_Yac gave a more humorous reaction to Gore’s accomplishment: he released a popular gif featuring Chris Tucker’s famous “Smokey” character from the hit film Friday.

Another 49er fan gave Gore this statement and a revealing comparison to a legend in the ring.

And again, Gore’s most recent career milestone came on his birthday, which included some birthday love from the 49ers themselves on social media.

Another 49er fan gave Gore this statement and a revealing comparison to a legend in the ring.

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