Boxing fans were worried that the ‘Drake Curse’ had been cast on Tyson Fury, but it seems as though the heavyweight champion has broken it.
Tyson’s fight against Deontay Wilder to retrieve his WBC heavyweight crown was victorious. The fight took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and filled the stadium.
Let’s discover the origin of the curse and how Tyson claimed victory even after hanging around Drake.
When did the ‘Drake Curse’ start?
The curse’s origin dates back to 2015 when Drake was seen hanging around Serena Williams. The 34-year-old tennis star was first spotted with Drake, before the US Open, it was even rumoured that the pair were an item. When Drake attended the US Open for Serena’s semi-final match against Roberta Vinci, Serena lost it. This ended her Grand Slam streak and was the inception of the Drake curse.
Drake has a history of supporting boxing matches although we’re not sure he has previously been a good luck charm. On October 6, 2018, the day Conor McGregor was fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor posted an Instagram captioned “The 6 God and the 12 animal!”
The photo is of McGregor and Drake who has an Irish flag draped around his back. Unfortunately, Conor lost the fight in a fourth-round submission.
Doesn’t look like Drake will ever be let into Conor McGregor’s boxing gym, with that bad luck.
Anthony Joshua challenges Drake curse
Anthony Joshua dared to challenge the Drake curse in the lead up to his fight against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden. He even posted a picture with the caption, “Bout to break the curse #June1st” to Twitter.
Joshua probably regretted this picture when he was knocked out in the seventh round.
How did Tyson Fury break it?
When it comes to boxing, fans of the sport were worried that Tyson’s fight could’ve been cursed by Drake just like Conor and Anthony’s fights.
So when Drake shared his support for Tyson Fury and sent a good luck message, fans started to become concerned.
In the video, Drake says: “This is a video for the most psycho man I know – he’s mad in his head but he’s the nicest guy. The Gypsy King, the most scariest man in boxing. I wish you the best of luck. You got there, do what you do.
“Go out there, get your work done, come back and sing your heart… you can say whatever the f*** you want to say. We love you – I appreciate you always staying in contact, you’re the inspiration.
He continued: “And yeah man – I am looking forward to seeing the end result this weekend. Wishing you the best always. I see you on the other side…f*** them.”
However, it seems that Tyson has officially broken the Drake curse as he came through with a sure win last night. In an 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder, Tyson remains the WBC heavyweight crowned champion.
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