Anthony Joshua: Drake curse blamed for defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr

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Anthony Joshua was so assured of profitable his heavyweight title combat, he felt OK posing with Drake beforehand.

The rapper has been accused of being “cursed” by sports activities followers after a string of unlucky coincidences.

Beforehand, soccer groups have been banned from posting selfies with Drake and he is been blamed for large losses by Serena Williams and Conor MacGregor.

However when Joshua met him in March, he tweeted a photograph saying he would break that curse.

He did not.

The British boxer, (who was 1-25 favorite to win) was overwhelmed by Andy Ruiz Jr throughout their world heavyweight title combat in New York’s Madison Sq. Gardens.

“He is a champion for now, I shall return,” he stated after the combat.

However he’ll most likely need to make that return after hanging out with some totally different superstar pals.

Sports activities followers on Twitter have been fast to put the blame on Drake – reasonably than the abilities of Anthony’s opponent.

Earlier this 12 months, the Drake “curse” struck for Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa, when the footballer posed for a photograph with the Canadian star after which had his staff lose their very subsequent recreation.

PSG’s spectacular 5-1 loss to Lille reignited suspicions that Drake, whereas clearly multi-talented, is a curse on each sports activities star he meets.

And AS Roma needed nothing to do with it.

Clearly Roma have been joking, however quite a lot of golf equipment throughout England and Europe is likely to be wishing they’d banned their gamers from posing for photos with Drake.

Earlier this 12 months, the rapper toured the UK and throughout Europe on his Assassination Trip tour.

And a good variety of footballers have been among the many hundreds who’ve flocked to see him carry out.

Here is Kurzawa’s Drake photograph:

Paul Pogba noticed Drake carry out on the Manchester Enviornment and received an image taken with him – not lengthy earlier than Manchester United misplaced 2-1 to Wolves within the FA Cup.

It was an analogous story for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was at certainly one of Drake’s seven exhibits on the O2 in London.

After dropping 1-Zero to Everton the next weekend, loads of Gooners will most likely be wishing he’d by no means posed for an image.

Sergio Aguero is one other Premier League participant individuals assume Drake cursed.

He missed a penalty within the Champions League as Man Metropolis misplaced 1-Zero to Tottenham in April, not lengthy after he’d been photographed with Drake at a present.

And will the rapper even be in charge for Borussia Dortmund dropping 5-Zero to Bayern Munich, after hanging out with their English rising star Jadon Sancho? At this level, why not?

It isn’t simply soccer

The Drake Curse has develop into a little bit of a social media phenomenon in recent times.

In a means, it kicked off with Drake’s beloved NBA staff the Toronto Raptors. He turned a worldwide ambassador for the membership in 2013, and may be seen cheering them on from the sidelines at any time when they have a giant recreation.

Sadly although, the final six years have seen the Raptors develop a little bit of a popularity for choking in these huge video games.

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The usual “watching sport” expression of a person who’s cursed

In 2015 Serena Williams was attempting to develop into the primary lady to win all 4 tennis Grand Slams in a calendar 12 months since Steffi Graf did it in 1988.

However 2015 was additionally the 12 months that Drake was noticed watching a whole lot of her video games.

Roberta Vinci was a 300-1 underdog when she confronted Serena within the US Open – however we’re fairly positive by now you’ll be able to guess what the end result of the match was.

And in case you nonetheless want extra proof, final 12 months Conor McGregor tapped out within the fourth spherical of his combat towards Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Any guesses who he’d been hanging out with beforehand?

With so many notorious examples, it is unsurprising that Drake has received in on the joke.

Forward of the sport that determined who’d be enjoying in the newest Tremendous Bowl, Drake wore a jumper that includes the logos of all 4 groups that have been in with an opportunity.

Two groups needed to make it to the ultimate, so certainly that was the top of the curse?

What adopted was the lowest-scoring Tremendous Bowl in historical past – a curse within the eyes of everybody who watched it.

There may be excellent news although.

Drake’s tour is about to return to an finish – so it appears like, for now, Roma is likely to be within the clear.

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