Drake bets big on Francis Ngannou

Edwin  - CEO March 8, 2024
Updated 2024/03/08 at 5:01 PM
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Drake Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/MMA Fighting
Drake Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/MMA Fighting

 For an Anthony Joshua upset



Drake keeps putting his money where his mouth is.


Over the past few years, the famous rapper has habitually placed hefty wagers on various boxing and MMA fights, and he’s doing so again this weekend, Jed Meshew reports for MMA Fighting. On Friday, Ngannou faces Anthony Joshua in a 10-round boxing match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with the winner ostensibly in line to face the winner of the undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Drake believes Ngannou will shock the world again because he placed a $600,000 wager on “The Predator” to pull off the upset.


Ngannou is a healthy underdog to former WBC champion Joshua, so if Ngannou wins, Drake will walk away with a cool $1.9 million.


Drake has been a big fan of betting on combat sports for the past few years, notably betting $500,000 on Jon Jones to finish Ciryl Gane, the same sum on Israel Adesanya to knock out Sean Strickland, and then $700,000 on Strickland to defend against Dricus du Plessis. However, there’s also been talk of a “Drake Curse” as he has missed several of these wagers, including bets on Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal, and Justin Gaethje.


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