This past Friday night one of the more bizarre events of the year in the sport happened when US boxer Curtis Harper decided all of a sudden to literally walk out of the ring. Before the fight even started.
Boxing is one of those sports where you think you’ve seen it all over the years in terms of strange things at press conferences happening and in even fights.
But boxing as a sport just always seems to churn out new material. Without fail.
This past Friday night in Minneapolis in a heavyweight bout shown as part of a Premier Boxing Champions event on Fox, Curtis Harper stunned fight fans with this:
Truly incredible scenes.
It is understood that Harper was fined for this afterwards.
Fight fans are still in disbelief, mind you.
A plethora of memes and videos have flooded the internet this weekend:
— Detroit Soul (@zapataguevera) August 25, 2018
He was gonna get the money he agreed to fight for in a contract. ? now he gets zilch, nada, not a damn thing lol
— Mimi Melendez (@MimiMel0417) August 25, 2018
— Brian (@B_gua14) August 25, 2018
Everybody calm down .. he forgot he left the stove on back at the crib … he be back. Relax. pic.twitter.com/ouCqADTDyJ
— JSOUL BSMProductions (@JSOULSOUNDS) August 25, 2018
I can recall a certain Polish heavyweight refusing to fight many years back, mid fight.
But the above just seems totally out-of-place for it to happen right before the very first bell.