Curtis Harper walked off the boxing ring after the opening bell of a heavyweight bout in protest over pay against Efe Ajagba of Nigeria in Minneapolis.
The 30-year-old American instantly walked out of the arena when the bell sounded.
Journalist Jordan Hardy – who works for Premier Boxing Champions, which was broadcasting the fight wrote on social media
“He walked out of the ring because he’s not getting paid enough to fight and that he wants respect,”
Fans began booing as he made his way along the walkway out of the ring and officials disqualified him at the one-second mark of the first round.
Harper now holds a record of six defeats and 13 wins, while Ajagba, 24, has six wins from six, including five knockouts.