Francis Ngannou will be hoping he doesn’t fall victim to the ‘Drake Curse’ when he fights Tyson Fury.
The former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou and the current WBC heavyweight champion Fury are set to clash on October 28 in a boxing fight.
Ahead of the fight, Ngannou has met up with Canadian rapper Drake, as he posted a picture of them on Twitter, alongside the caption: “God’s plan.”
But, boxing fans now believe that Ngannou is doomed, as one commented: “The Drake Curse just lowered your chances even more.”
Another added: “Francis, delete this photo with Drake ASAP!”
While a third said: “Damn, you touch Drake you get cursed. Sorry to say, you lost bro.”
The Drake curse is an unusual phenomenon that has affected a number of superstitious athletes over the years.
And it stems from the fact that Many sport’s people’s downfalls seem to coincide with them meeting Drake, or if he is simply supporting them.
Anthony Joshua fell foul to the Drake curse in 2019 when he suffered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history against Andy Ruiz Jr.
The same thing happened to Conor McGregor when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
It is not just combat sports athletes, as Sergio Aguero was affected by the same curse when he missed a penalty in 2019 that saw Manchester City lose to Tottenham in the Champions League.
And the list goes on, as Ngannou will now be hoping that he doesn’t become the latest victim of the infamous Drake curse.