Arsenal, Man united, Dortmund and now boxer Anthony Joshua can all testify to the effects of the Drake curse after it struck again last night.
The famed ‘Drake curse’ has been blamed for Anthony Joshua’s surprise loss to Andy Ruiz, at Madison Square Garden, as the Mexican claimed the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles.
Nobody saw this coming.
Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) spoiled the long-awaited U.S. debut of unified heavyweight champion and British star Anthony Joshua to score four knockdowns and record a spectacular upset via seventh-round TKO at Madison Square Garden.
Not only did Ruiz get up off the canvas early in Round 3 in order to do what oddsmakers felt was nearly impossible, he showed tremendous poise, power and fearlessness in systematically dismantling Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) to flip the heavyweight division upside down.
Ruiz, 29, a native of southern California, became the first boxer of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title as he captured Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO titles with excessive force and heart.
“I just want to thank God for giving me this victory. Without him this wouldn’t have been possible,” Ruiz said. “This is what I have been dreaming about. This is what I have been working hard for, and I can’t believe I just made my dreams come true.”
But many have pointed out on social media, that Ruiz should instead be thanking the Drake curse for his victory.
As we all know, there is a myth on social media that if you take a pics with the Canadian rapper before your big day, YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE.
Conor McGregor, the Toronto Raptors, Serena Williams, Kentucky basketball, Alabama football, and Juventus F.C. have all been struck down by association with Drake.
Turns out Anthony Joshua knew about this, but was keen to break the curse.
He promised to break when he posted this to Twitter on March 21. He wrote;
Bout to break the curse 🦉 #June1st
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) March 21, 2019
That tweet, which started the night with just 19 replies, has since found new viral life. See some hilarious reactions below;
I’m sorry drake i can’t take a pic with you ever love your music but can’t risk it 😂
— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) June 2, 2019
Anthony Joshua: Bout to break the drake curse.
Drake curse: Do I look like a joke to you!
— Optimistic Pessimist (@Canary_33) June 2, 2019
I'm now convinced that Drake does Juju. He just ended Anthony Joshua's career.
Ruiz is the GOAT 🐐 pic.twitter.com/8hvUscX1iy
— Ku Nasser 🇺🇬🕖 (@IamHaxx) June 2, 2019
Dear Drake. Plse hang out with Pep Guardiola more pic.twitter.com/PvlSf5Kg26
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) June 2, 2019
Watch the moment Andy Ruiz knocked out Anthony Joshua below;