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Video: Boxer Curtis Harper leaves ring seconds into match over pay dispute

Boxer Curtis Harper (right) leaves the ring moments after the bell rings for his fight with Efe Ajagba (left)
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Efe Ajagba remained unbeaten on Friday and he hardly broke a sweat, though it’s doubtful that he’ll be satisfied with that achievement.

The Nigerian boxer improved to 6-0 as a professional after opponent Curtis Harper simply up and left the ring immediately after the bell rang for their super heavyweight match at a Premier Boxing Champions event in Minneapolis.

As Ajagba made his way out of his corner, Harper simply stepped out through the ropes and calmly made his way to the backstage area. Ajagba would be awarded the victory via disqualification.

PBC reporter Jordan Hardy spoke to Harper afterwards and was told that the boxer felt disrespected by the amount of pay that he was receiving for the bout and thus, chose not to compete.

Somehow, it seems unlikely that this incident is going to help Harper with his future negotiations.

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