SportsTyson Fury's defeat costs Drake $565k in an epic heavyweight showdown

Tyson Fury's defeat costs Drake $565k in an epic heavyweight showdown

In the photo: Drake
In the photo: Drake
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12:56 PM EDT, May 20, 2024

The boxing match of the century took place overnight from Saturday to Sunday (May 18/19). Specifically, it was the bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk in the heavyweight division. The famous rapper Drake bet a fortune on the Brit, but ultimately, he had to acknowledge the superiority of the Ukrainian.

The whole world was waiting for this fight. Brit Tyson Fury and Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk faced each other in a big match initially supposed to occur on February 17. However, their clash did not happen then due to Fury’s eye injury.

Overnight from Saturday to Sunday (May 18/19), the fight finally took place, and thus, we knew the undisputed heavyweight champion, who turned out to be Usyk. According to the judges during the Riyadh event, the Ukrainian emerged as the split-decision winner.

Thus, Drake may be unhappy with this result. The famous Canadian rapper placed a large sum of money on the bet that Fury would be the better fighter.

There has been talk of Drake's curse for a long time, as most of his bets were unsuccessful. However, the 37-year-old recently won money after betting on Alex Pereira. This time, however, he couldn't maintain his winning streak.

It turns out that the Canadian lost as much as $565,000. Although we are talking about a lot of money, for the well-known rapper, this sum is only a tiny part of his vast fortune, estimated at a quarter of a billion dollars.

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