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Drake Loses $615,000 Bet on Joshua vs. Ngannou Fight

The internationally acclaimed rapper, Drake, faced a significant setback, losing a substantial $615,000 bet after Anthony Joshua secured a knockout victory against Francis Ngannou in their highly anticipated heavyweight match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Canadian Rapper Drake Loses $615,000 Bet on Joshua vs. Ngannou Fight

The internationally acclaimed rapper, Drake, faced a significant setback, losing a substantial $615,000 bet after Anthony Joshua secured a knockout victory against Francis Ngannou in their highly anticipated heavyweight match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The bout, part of the ‘Knockout Chaos’ event on Friday night, saw Joshua deliver a powerful knockout to Ngannou in the second round. Known for his penchant for large bets on sports, Drake had previously posted on Instagram, expressing confidence in Ngannou and placing a $615,000 bet on him to defeat Joshua.

In his Instagram post, Drake stated, “Betting on a scary man,” before the match unfolded.

Drake, along with numerous combat sports enthusiasts, believed in Francis Ngannou’s potential to defeat Anthony Joshua. Had the bet gone in his favor, Drake stood to gain a substantial $1.9 million.

Known for experiencing both significant wins and losses in his betting endeavors, Drake has become associated with the infamous “Drake Curse.” This belief among fans suggests that athletes and teams tend to face misfortune after being pictured with the rapper.

The curse has seemingly affected various individuals and teams, including quarterback Johny Manziel, UFC fighter Kamaru Usman, tennis star Serena Williams, and even the entire Kentucky Wildcats Basketball team in the United States.

In January, the rapper lost over half-a-million pounds when he incorrectly backed Sean Strickland to defend his UFC middleweight championship against Dricus Du Plessis.

One of Drake’s biggest bets in 2023 was on YouTube boxer, Logan Paul to knocout Conor McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis in their Misfits Boxing fight.

The rapper won $1.3million after Danis was disqualified in the final round for trying to choke Paul unconscious, prompting a massive brawl to break out in the ring.

Earlier before that fight, Drake missed out on a $920,000 payout after Nigerian born Israel Adesanya lost his UFC middleweight title to Sean Strickland.

Drake was routing for Adesanya to knockout Strickland in their world title clash, but Strickland produced a massive upset to win on points.

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