Anthony Joshua became the latest victim of the mystified defeats sportsmen fall to after taking a picture with Canadian rapper, Drake – the ‘Drake Curse‘ – after his shock defeat to Mexican Anthony Ruiz Jr.
The Nigerian lost his first fight of his professional career losing his three belts – IBF, WBA and WBO – all at once after vowing to end Drake’s voodoo.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) March 21, 2019
He went to the floor four times before the referee decided to save his neck and end the game.
Joshua had claimed in an Instagram post that he would break the curse when he took a photo with Drake with the caption “bout to break the curse #Jun 1st” but that later came back to haunt him as he was stunned by Anthony Ruiz in the seventh round.
While many think this curse might actually be real, let’s go down memory lane and see those who have been affected by the Drake’s Curse – sharing a photo with the rapper.
- 2013: Toronto Raptors made Drake their global ambassador and have now earned a reputation for choking in big games
- 2014: Kentucky lose college basketball decider versus Wisconsin
- 2014: Miami Heat got hammered 4-1 in NBA Finals by San Antonio Spurs
- 2015: American tennis sensation, Serena Williams shocked by Roberta Vinci in US Open semi-final after picture with the rapper
- 2016: Quarterback Johnny Manziel drops out of NFL having previously been a first-round draft pick
- 2018: UFC champion Conor McGregor loses to Khabib Nurmagomedov
- 2019: Alabama suffer big loss to college football rivals Clemson
- 2019: Jadon Sancho’s Dortmund massacred by Bayern
- 2019: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang benched as Arsenal lose at Everton
- 2019: Sergio Aguero misses a penalty as City lose to Tottenham in the Champions League
- 2019: PSG suffer a damaging league defeat at Lille, their heaviest in 19 years (5-1)
- 2019: Anthony Joshua loses first professional fight and world title belts with shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Here are a few reactions of people to what might have transpired between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz
— Glory Duke (@GloryDuke) June 2, 2019
Months to the next Election Drake better step into Cameroon and work his magic for us.If u know u know #thedrakecurse ??????
— Busty (@nustapeter) June 2, 2019
Anthony Joshua: About to break the drake curse
— S A V E Y A E N E R G Y ⚡? (@berryHuncho) June 2, 2019