Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight: Drake loses $400,000 after betting on Paul to knock out Fury
Drake has become one of the most famous sports players in the world, but he would like to forget about his last bet. The Grammy-winning rap star bet $400,000 on Jake Paul knocking out Tommy Fury in their much-anticipated fight in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, but Paul suffered his first career loss by split decision.
If Drake’s bet had worked, he would have won over $1.4 million since the odds were +360. Instead, Fury took Paul into the distance in a back-and-forth fight, surviving a knockdown in the final round for a big win.
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Fury, half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, went 9-0 as a professional boxer. However, his undefeated record is likely to be tested once again by Paul. Paul came to the match with the stipulation of a rematch if Fury won, and both fighters expressed their desire to see it through.
“$400,000 means nothing to him, he used to win a lot more betting on me, so he’s probably at the same level now,” Paul said after the fight. “Sorry Drake, I’ll get W in the rematch.”
Drake can only hope to improve as a sports player as he has had several high-profile misses over the years, especially in combat sports. Last year, for example, Drake lost nearly $2.3 million betting on UFC fighters. Israel Adesanya And Jorge Masvidal.