Boxer Curtis Harper walks out of ring at start of fight

In a weird turn of events, heavyweight journeyman Curtis Harper (13-6, 9 KO) walked out of his fight against Nigerian Efe Ajagba (6-0, 5 KO) before a single punch could be thrown.

Harper's walk-out was a protest over his compensation for the bout.

The disqualification took Ajagba's record to 6-0 in his professional career, with five knock-outs, whilst Harper's stands at 13-6, with nine knock-outs.

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Jordan Hardy, FS1's roving reporter for Friday night's broadcast, said Harper told her he was displeased with his undisclosed purse for facing Ajagba.

The 30-year-old American fighter was fighting Nigerian heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba but the latter watched on in amazement as Harper exited the ring and returned to the dressing rooms. A look and the opponent runs, runs out of the ring. They usually don't last long and the athlete is able to perform. The heavyweight division has a new star, and his name is Efe. He is must-see TV, and all of us are excited to follow his journey in the heavyweight division, which undoubtedly will lead him to the heavyweight championship of the world.

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