Drake Puts All His Chips On Tyson Fury With Massive Bet On Oleksandr Usyk Fight

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 9: Rapper Drake performs onstage during "Lil Baby & Friends Birthday Celebration Concert" at State Farm Arena on December 9, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage/Getty Images)
As many fans are heating up for the heavyweight championship match tonight, some of them are already wary of the supposed Drake curse.

Drake may have just lost a battle to Kendrick Lamar in fans' eyes, but he's placing big bets on another fight that, instead of losing him power or respect, will only lose him one thing if it misses: money. Moreover, he placed $565,000 via Stake on Tyson Fury to beat Oleksandr Usyk in their upcoming heavyweight championship match on Saturday night (May 18), which will crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. If The Boy is successful in his bet on this Saudi Arabia-located match, he would win a payout of $1 million. So it's all in for the OVO mogul, and we'll see what happens in the ring to lift or plummet his spirits.

For those unaware, boxing fans looked forward to this match-up for a long time, especially after a delay back in February due to Tyson Fury's training injury. However, some fans are also wary of whether or not the mythical and confirmation bias-heavy "Drake curse" will strike again. For those unaware, it's a joke that the Toronto superstar often backs the losing team across sports, although he has more victories than people would like to give him credit for. If nothing else, at least he gambles on everyone with the same level of stakes and respect, so it's all on the biggest stage for him.

Drake Bets Over $500K On Tyson Fury, Could Win $1 Million

Beyond this upcoming bout, Drake also has some other things to look forward to for 2024, including an invite to Michael Rubin's White Party. It's a massive annual celebrity bash full of A-listers, so we don't doubt that it will provide some curious moments and narratives like it does every year. Most of all, it will be a nice reprieve after the absolute onslaught that was the Kendrick Lamar battle. Even the 6ix God needs a Sunday or two to rest, let alone after a pummeling.

Meanwhile, people are still chiming in on who won the beef, although public consensus seems decidedly in Kendrick Lamar's favor. But Drake didn't go down as many others in previous rap beefs have, and we're sure he still has the fire to throw out subliminals and continue to focus on his flexing. Maybe the future will hold more developments in their rivalry. Still, we wouldn't bet on anything as large-scale, relentless, or brutal as the past few weeks happening again.

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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.