Boxing heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba needed only one second to defeat Curtis Harper on Friday — and he didn’t even need to throw a punch.
That’s because Harper was disqualified from the Premier Boxing Champions bout for walking out of the ring immediately after the opening bell. The 30-year-old left the ring to a chorus of boos from the dumbfounded crowd in Minneapolis.
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Well, that was bizarre.
Harper elected to leave the ring out of displeasure over the money he was slated to get paid for the fight, according to PBC reporter Jordan Hardy.
The Minnesota commission likely will not pay Harper, who signed a contract for a set purse, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael. He also likely faces a suspension.
“He defined what the most feared man in boxing means — no punch necessary,” Ringstar Sports CEO Richard Schaefer, Ajagba’s promoter, told Rafael. “A look and the opponent runs, runs out of the ring.”
At the end of the day, Harper is free to protest whatever he wants. Still, if his goal was to get paid more, he likely lost himself a lot of future money by doing what he did Friday night.
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