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Drake loses over half a million dollars in Fury vs. Usyk boxing bet
Drake has lost over $500,000 (£393,000) after betting that Tyson Fury would win the recent boxing match against Oleksandr Usyk.The rapper made the bet ahead of the match last Saturday (May 18), and shared a screenshot of a gambling slip on Instagram Stories – proving that he’d put a staggering $565,000 (£444,000) on Fury’s name via the online casino Stake.However, following Usyk proving victorious and becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion, the rapper has lost the huge sum.The victory was a close call, and Billboard highlighted how a judge at Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia originally scored the match 114-113 in Fury’s favour. This was then overturned by the two other judges who favoured Usyk 114-113 and 115-112, respectively.If Fury had taken home the win on the night, Drake would have had a payout of just over $1million (£786,600) from the bet.Drake bets $565K on Tyson Fury to beat undefeated Oleksandr Usyk— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) May 18, 2024The rapper is no stranger to placing large bets on sporting events, and has gathered a reputation in recent years for frequently losing huge amounts of money thanks to the “Drake curse”.Last summer, for instance, the rapper lost $250k after betting on UFC legend Nate Diaz during a boxing match between him and Jake Paul.