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Boxing Fans React As ‘Drake Curse’ Strikes Anthony Joshua



Boxing Fans Blame Drake For Anthony Joshua's Shock Defeat To Ruiz

Boxing fans all over the world, have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to blame rapper Drake for “causingAnthony Joshua‘s shock defeat to Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr.

Naija News had reported earlier that the British-Nigerian boxer suffered humiliating defeat on his United States debut after being knocked down four times by the Mexican-American boxer, to leave him out of the heavyweight championship.

Ruiz Jr. stopped Joshua in the seventh round of the fight on Saturday, June 1, at the Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, to become the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion.

Joshua, a British title-holder, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight Titles in the fight against Ruiz, but the underdog knocked him down four times after which he (Ruiz) was awarded a technical knockout.

This online news recalls that Joshua had taken to social media network, Instagram, 10 weeks ago to assure his fans that he would break the “Drake curse”, saying “Bout to break the curse. #June1st in anticipation of the fight against Ruiz but the reverse was the case.

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The Drake curse is a phenomenon whereby any team or athlete the Canadian rapper supports ends up losing a big event, a curse AJ vowed to break prior to the match with Ruiz but failed.

Moments after the match, boxing fans took to the Twitter, to blame the Canadian rapper for causing Joshua’s lose in the heavyweight fight.

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…