Drake’s “Curse” strikes again: Rap star loses $565,000 bet on Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

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In a twist of fate that has become eerily familiar, the notorious “Drake curse” has reared its head once more. The Canadian rap sensation, Drake, known for his passionate support of various sports teams and athletes, recently placed a staggering bet on the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk boxing match. Unfortunately for Drake, the curse struck again, resulting in a significant financial loss.

The Drake curse: A brief history

Before we delve into the specifics of Drake’s latest misfortune, let’s revisit the origins of the infamous curse. For years, fans and sports enthusiasts have playfully blamed Drake for bringing bad luck to the teams and individuals he supports. 

Whether it’s wearing a team jersey, posing for photos with athletes, or attending games, the rapper’s involvement seems to spell doom for the favored side.

The High-Stakes Bet

Tyson Fury, the charismatic British heavyweight champion, faced off against the Ukrainian powerhouse Oleksandr Usyk in a highly anticipated bout.

The odds were in Fury’s favor, and Drake, ever the risk-taker, placed a jaw-dropping bet of $565,000 on Fury’s victory. The rap star was confident that he could break the curse this time, tweeting, “Bout to break the curse” alongside a photo of himself with Fury.

The unforeseen outcome

Despite Drake’s optimism, fate had other plans. In a stunning upset, Oleksandr Usyk emerged victorious, knocking down Fury four times during the fight.

The seventh-round defeat left Fury’s unbeaten record shattered and Drake’s bank account significantly lighter. It’s a familiar pattern: whenever Drake aligns himself with a team or athlete, their fortunes seem to take a nosedive.

The Drake curse lives on

As the boxing world buzzes with shock and speculation, fans can’t help but wonder if the Drake curse will ever be broken. From football to UFC, the list of victims is extensive: Layvin Kurzawa’s Paris Saint-Germain suffered their worst defeat in decades after a photo with Drake, and Conor McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov following their encounter. Even Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero missed a crucial penalty after meeting the rap star.

Drake’s latest betting misstep serves as a stark reminder that superstitions, whether real or imagined, can have tangible consequences. As the rap star licks his wounds and counts his losses, sports fans worldwide continue to debate the validity of the curse. Perhaps one day, Drake will defy the odds and emerge unscathed from his sports-related escapades. Until then, the “Drake curse” remains an intriguing and cautionary tale for athletes and gamblers alike.