Popular rapper and celebrity Drake lost a whopping $400,000 after betting on YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul to knock out Tommy Fury during their recent fight. Paul and Fury were scheduled to fight on December 18, 2021, in Tampa, Florida, in what was supposed to be one of the most anticipated fights of the year. The fight was eventually called off due to Fury contracting an illness.
Drake, who is known for his love of gambling, reportedly placed the bet on Paul to win the fight by knockout. This was not the first time Drake had bet on a boxing match, having previously lost a similar amount of money when he bet on Conor McGregor to defeat Floyd Mayweather back in 2017.
The news of Drake’s loss quickly spread on social media, with many fans expressing surprise and amusement at the amount of money he had bet on the fight. Some fans even joked that the rapper could have donated the money to charity instead of gambling it away.
The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight had generated a lot of buzz in the boxing world, with many fans curious to see if Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, could live up to the hype and defeat Paul, who had already gained a reputation as a formidable fighter after knocking out former UFC fighter Ben Askren earlier in the year.
Despite the fight being called off, the buildup to the event had been intense, with both fighters engaging in a war of words in the lead-up to the fight. Paul, in particular, had been vocal in his criticism of Fury, accusing him of being a “fake fighter” and suggesting that he was not worthy of a shot at the title.
Fury had responded in kind, however, stating that he was more than ready to take on Paul and prove himself as a legitimate fighter. The two had even engaged in a physical altercation during a press conference leading up to the fight, further adding to the hype and excitement surrounding the event.
While the fight may have been called off, the buzz surrounding Jake Paul and his boxing career shows no signs of slowing down. The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been making waves in the boxing world since his debut in 2020, and has already defeated several high-profile opponents, including former MMA fighter Tyron Woodley.
Many fans and analysts are curious to see who Paul will fight next, with some speculating that he could take on the likes of Canelo Alvarez or even Conor McGregor. While it remains to be seen who Paul will face in his next bout, one thing is for sure: the controversial YouTuber has certainly made a name for himself in the boxing world, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.