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DRAKE CURSE: See how fans predicted Drake’s N984 million bet on Ngannou will cause Cameroonian’s loss 

DRAKE CURSE: See how fans predicted Drake’s N984 million bet on Ngannou will cause Cameroonian’s loss 

Canadian international rapper, Drake, lost a $615,000 (about N984 million) bet after Anthony Joshua knocked out Francis Ngannou in their much-hyped heavyweight showdown in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua secured a brutal knockout (KO) against Francis Ngannou in the second round of their clash on Friday night.

The superstar recording artiste, known for placing massive bets on sporting events, posted earlier on Instagram that he was betting $615,000 on Ngannou to beat Joshua outright.

“Betting on a scary man,” Drake said.

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Drake joined several fans of combat sports to believe that Ngannou could get the job done against Joshua, and if the bet had clicked, he would have won $1.9 million.

Although Drake has recorded some big wins and losses in betting, he has gained notoriety with “the Drake Curse,” an assertion by fans accusing him of ‘cursing’ athletes and teams after being pictured with them.

The ‘curse’ has reportedly affected numerous victims, such as quarterback Johny Manziel, UFC fighter Kamaru Usman, tennis star Serena Williams, and even the entire Kentucky Wildcats basketball team in the United States.

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Ngannou as latest victim

Ahead of the fight, Ngannou met up with Drake, as he posted a picture of them on Twitter, alongside the caption: “God’s plan.”

But boxing fans predicted that Ngannou was doomed, as one commented: “The Drake Curse just lowered your chances even more.”

Another added: “Francis, delete this photo with Drake ASAP!”

While a third said: “Damn, you touch Drake you get cursed. Sorry to say, you lost bro.”

The Drake curse is an unusual phenomenon that has affected a number of superstitious athletes over the years.

And it stems from the fact that Many sport’s people’s downfalls seem to coincide with them meeting Drake, or if he is simply supporting them.

Anthony Joshua fell foul to the Drake curse in 2019 when he suffered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history against Andy Ruiz Jr.

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The same thing happened to Conor McGregor when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

It is not just combat sports athletes, as Sergio Aguero was affected by the same curse when he missed a penalty in 2019 that saw Manchester City lose to Tottenham in the Champions League.

And the list goes on, as Ngannou has now been added to the list of the infamous Drake curse victims.

Drake and gambling

Drake, the Canadian rapper, singer, and actor, has been known to be a fan of gambling and betting. He has been seen placing bets on various sports events, including basketball and football games.

Drake’s love for sports betting

Drake has a well-documented love for sports, especially basketball. He is a frequent attendee of NBA games and has been seen sitting courtside at various games, cheering on his favorite teams. Along with his love for basketball, Drake also enjoys betting on the games. He has been known to place bets on his favorite teams, including the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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In addition to basketball, Drake also enjoys betting on other sports, such as football. He has been seen placing bets on various NFL games, including the Super Bowl.

High-stakes betting

Drake is known for his high-stakes betting habits. He has been reported to place six-figure bets on various sports events. In 2019, Drake made headlines when he placed a $200,000 bet on UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal to win his fight against Nate Diaz. Masvidal ended up winning the fight, and Drake won $270,000 from the bet.

Drake’s high-stakes betting habits have also gotten him into trouble in the past. In 2017, he made a bet with fellow rapper Fetty Wap that he could not make a half-court shot during a basketball game. Drake lost the bet and had to pay Fetty Wap $10,000.

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Collaboration with online betting companies

Due to his love for gambling and betting, Drake has collaborated with various online betting companies in the past. In 2019, he signed a deal with Stake.com, an online cryptocurrency casino and sportsbook. As part of the deal, Drake became a brand ambassador for the company and was featured in various promotional materials.

Addiction worries

Despite his love for gambling and betting, Drake has also been open about the dangers of addiction. In 2019, he spoke out about his own struggles with gambling addiction and encouraged his fans to seek help if they were experiencing similar issues.

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