In the recent showdown between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis, rapper Drake found himself losing $850,000 on his wager. This is despite Drake backing the eventual winner.
Paul faced Danis over six rounds in their highly anticipated boxing match. Before Danis was disqualified in the last round for trying to strangle out his opponent, Paul won the previous five rounds handily.
Drake had placed a substantial $850,000 bet on Paul clinching a victory by knockout. However, this gamble did not materialize.
Although Paul emerged as the winner, it was not via knockout as predicted by the rapper. Had Drake’s foresight been accurate, he would have walked away with a staggering $1.3 million (£1 million) in winnings.
This latest financial setback for Drake follows a prior disappointment when he wagered $500,000 on former UFC champion Israel Adesanya. He bet on Adesanya to retain his middleweight title against Sean Strickland, only to see him lose by decision.
Logan Paul entered the ring as the favored contender against Dillon Danis, who was making his boxing debut. Moreover, Paul was expected to secure a stoppage against his opponent. However, Danis adopted a defensive strategy by keeping his guard high to frustrate his rival.
In a surprising turn of events, Danis attempted to bring the bout to the canvas in the fifth round. He also tried to choke out Paul in the sixth. This series of actions prompted security guards to flood the ring, prematurely ending the bout.
Following the clearance of the ring, Paul vented his pent-up frustrations towards his opponent. Months of relentless trolling directed at him and his fiancee Nina Agdal had clearly taken a toll.
Paul stated: “One thing we did do, is beat his f***ing b**** ass! He’s put me through hell these last two months, me and my girl we got stronger than ever!”
“Dillon Danis is a coward, just a dirty human being. Dealing with a guy like that is not easy. He’s a coward, a true demon. He calls himself a real fighter? What we talking about? Hey Conor McGregor, I took your b*** put him on a leash and took him for a walk. He’s supposed to be good at jiu-jitsu, what happened? He tried the takedown I stopped that and I stopped the guillotine.”