Anthony Joshua falls victim to infamous Drake Curse
Anthony Joshua is the latest victim of the Drake Curse.
The heavyweight boxer lost on Saturday to Andy Ruiz Jr. in a stunning upset at Madison Square Garden in New York. The match, which marked his first ever fight in the U.S., was also Joshua’s first career loss.
Joshua was originally set to fight Jarrell Miller, but Miller was replaced by Ruiz a month before the June 1 fight date after testing positive for PEDs.
Back when he was set to fight Miller, Joshua was trying to market the fight and even posted a photo on social media of himself with Drake. He said in his caption that he was going to “break the curse,” which is a reference to the rapper’s reputation for joining the bandwagon of teams that go on to lose.
Bout to break the curse #June1st pic.twitter.com/UIh3ILUfrE
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) March 21, 2019
The Drake Curse is so real that he made reference to it with a funny outfit prior to the NFL’s conference championship games in January.
Our best advice to star athletes: avoid social appearances with Drake until after your career is over.
Joshua’s loss to Ruiz is already being viewed as one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history.