Will Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight be hit by the Drake curse?

Just like at previous sporting events, Canadian rapper Drake has placed a huge bet on the outcome of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight. 

The excitement of the big fight- which takes place on Sunday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia – has obviously rubbed off on Drake as he’s put a massive sum on a knockout finish. 

But that’s not necessarily the best omen for the YouTube star, who’s looking to beat a professional boxer for the first time in his career, as Drake has been known to back losers with infamous frequency.  

For everything you need to know about Drake’s betting history in sport and what he’s backed for the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight, The Sporting News has you covered.

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What is Drake’s bet for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury?

Drake will be hoping to make a huge sum of profit as Jake Paul faces off with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia. 

The Canadian rapper showcased on his Instagram account, which is followed by 132 million fans worldwide, before the fight that he’s staked $400,000 on Paul to win the match by KO. 

If that was to be the outcome of this fight, that would net the Toronto native a cool $1,440,00.

What is the ‘Drake curse’?

There are suspicions among some fans that a ‘Drake curse’ has affected numerous teams and athletes with whom he has associated himself.

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are among the football teams who have been handed defeats off the back of a photo of Drizzy with their jersey, while in US sports, the likes of the Philadelphia 76ers and Kentucky Wildcats have felt the full force of it.

UFC megastar Conor McGregor was soundly beaten in the biggest fight of his career when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, having been with Drake at the weigh-in and supported at ringside on the night by the artist.


Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua tweeted that he would break the curse before his fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, but the pledge became a nightmare when he suffered a shock knockout defeat in the first loss of his career.

Most recently, Drake’s logo appeared on a one-off Barcelona shirt for their huge showdown with arch-rivals Real Madrid in the game known as ‘El Clasico’ in October 2022.

Barcelona had been top of the table and unbeaten going into the game but were beaten 3-1 to lose first place to their opponents, whose scorers included Karim Benzema, the France international ruled out of the World Cup through injury.

The curse almost hit Argentina, who were 2-0 ahead and seemingly cruising before Kylian Mbappe struck twice in two minutes with under 10 minutes to go. With two minutes of extra time remaining, Mbappe netted again to make it 3-3 and force penalties.

Betting odds for Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury

Paul is the odds-on favourite with Sky Bet, priced at 4/5 to win, 5/2 to triumph by knockout and 15/8 to gain a decision victory.

Fury is available at 11/10, with odds of 11/4 on a knockout and 3/1 to win on the scorecards. The draw is 12/1.

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Jake Paul is the -167 favorite, while Tomym Fury is the +130 underdog. 


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