Drake Wins $1 Million Bet On Gervonta Davis

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Given the OVO mogul's deep pockets and gambling passions, are we really surprised?

Whenever there's a big sporting event coming up, you can bet on Drake betting on it. His predictions always involve a big stack of cash from his heavy pockets, and an even bigger one if he wins. Moreover, he successfully bet on Gervonta Davis beating Ryan Garcia in their boxing match and won $1.38 million as a result. Furthermore, he took to Instagram to anticipate win, writing "Tank day aka pay day." After Davis knocked Garcia out in the seventh round with a powerful body shot, millions around the world either rejoiced the win or lamented the loss- whether that goes for the boxers themselves or their own wagers.

In fact, soon after his victory, Tank addressed the overwhelming support that people like Drake have shown him. "Tell him I need half of that!” he joked about the 6 God's odds. “It’s pretty cool to have people like that believe in me. It made me push even harder, so shoutout to Drake and the rest of the people that back me. This is only the beginning for me, I have a bright future and I’m staying humble through it all. What can I say? We done it again tonight."

Drake Successfully Bet On Gervonta Davis Beating Ryan Garcia

On the other hand, Garcia gave his own account of what happened in the match. "He caught me with a good shot,” he remarked. “No excuses in here. I just couldn’t recover. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. He caught me with a good body shot. I’m not saying nothing but yeah, I couldn’t breathe. I was going to get back up but yeah, I couldn’t get back up." Also, he expressed a desire for a rematch with Davis in the future.

"Obviously I’m disappointed," Garcia remarked about the Gervonta Davis fight after his loss. "I tried my best but he caught me with a good body shot. I’ll come back stronger and yeah man, one day… wrack up a couple wins and maybe we could do a rematch at maybe 140, 147." If that matchup returns, we'll see where Drizzy puts his money next. Regardless, return to HNHH for the latest on Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis, and Drake.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.