Fighter Anthony Joshua Says He’ll Break Drake Curse, Loses Huge Upset in Andy Ruiz Jr. Fight
In what is being called one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, heavyweight fighter Anthony Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night (June 1). Some people are putting the blame of the inexplicable loss on Drake. More specifically, Drake's curse.
The accusations have origins in a photo that was taken back in March. Joshua, who was undefeated going into last night's bout, posed with Drizzy for a photo. He captioned the pic, "Bout to break the curse #June1st."
Fast-forward to Saturday night's fight where Joshua was a heavy 11-1 favorite. He ended up getting unexpectedly knocked out in the seventh round and lost three of his heavyweight belts. Naturally, people are blaming the supposed Drake curse on the defeat.
"AJ lost his first match to Ruiz Jr 3 weeks after posting up with Drake," one person posted on Twitter. "This man Drake needs to get locked up. It's a crime against sports at this point."
Another person added, "I suggest athletes should stop taking pictures with @Drake before a major event."
Boxing promoter Lou Dibella even jokingly made a decree banning his fighters from contact with the 6 God. "None of my fighters can go near @Drake. Writing it into my bout agreements," he typed.
The supposed Drake curse in sports is being taken seriously after fans started noticing the teams and people Drake would root for would lose. Drake even joked about the curse after the Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Playoffs series against the Orlando Magic.
Check out highlights from the fight and see fans' reactions below.
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