In this note we will see some of their most expensive bets, all of them placed in Stake, which offers the NewBonus promotional code:
£300,000 on Jake Paul to oust Tommy Fury
Paul and Fury engaged in a war of words through the media for several years before they stepped into the boxing ring in February this year. This was supposed to be Paul’s first test against a “real boxer”, but many were betting on him after his knockout wins against former UFC stars.
Drake was one of those who supported him and bet $300,000 that Paul would not only defeat Fury, but also knock him out. If their bet had been successful they would have won $1.2 million. However, that was not to be, as Fury won on points.
£1.67 million on Israel Adesanya for defeating Alex Pereira at UFC 281
Adesanya has been a dominant force in the middleweight division for many years and has made several successful title defenses. However, in November 2022 he faced one of the darkest spots of his combat sports career: Alex Pereira.
Pereira had defeated Adesanya twice in the kickboxing category, but in the world of MMA, ‘The Last Stylebender’ was king and many were betting he would avenge those losses. Drake would have won £2.42 million on the winning bet, but he suffered a heavy defeat when Pereira scored a sensational fifth-round knockout.
£837,000 to win World Cup final in Argentina in 90 minutes
All eyes were on Qatar last winter as Lionel Messi tried to finally lift the one piece of silverware that had eluded him: the World Cup trophy. Argentina had reached the final and the only thing standing between them and glory was France.
It looked as if Messi and his teammates had done the job by taking the lead late on, but Kylian Mbappe scored a late equaliser. Argentina won on penalties, but the damage had already been done with Mbappe’s goal, denying Drake his earnings of more than £2.26 million.