If you thought you’d seen everything the world of boxing could throw at you, US heavyweight Curtis Harper has added a new ‘what the …?’ moment to the sport’s long list of atrocities.
Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions event from Minneapolis was supposed to feature a bout between the Jacksonville, Florida, boxer and unbeaten (5-0) Nigerian Efe Ajagba.
The men touched gloves to begin the telecast bout, and, then … Harper was gone.
After the bell rang Harper (13-6) turned tail and left the ring, with the referee disqualifying him a short time later.
— PBC (@premierboxing) August 25, 2018
Local broadcast host Jordan Hardy posted on Twitter that Harper was not getting paid enough for the fight against the intimidating Nigerian and wanted “respect”.
— Jordan Hardy (@PBCJordanHardy) August 25, 2018