Boxer walks out of ring, forfeits fight without a punch thrown over payment dispute (VIDEO)
Harper abandoned the squared circle when the gong sounded to begin his fight with undefeated Efe Ajagba in Minneapolis on Friday, choosing not to compete, saying he felt 'disrespected' by the payment issued to him for the match.
First time I’ve ever seen this: heavyweight boxer Curtis Harper walks out of the ring at the opening bell for his fight against Efe Ajagba on live TV! Ajagba wins by DQ without a punch thrown #PBConFS1pic.twitter.com/U8EH9Vaduf— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) August 25, 2018
Ajagba, the promising Nigerian super heavyweight, improved his record to 6-0 in his professional career by disqualification, and it is unlikely that he will ever have an easier victory than the one he registered against Harper at the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) event.
After the start of the bout and as Ajagba approached the center of the ring, Harper opted to step out and make his way backstage.