Alberta fighter Tim Hague dies following boxing match in Edmonton
- Author: Stacy Allen Jun 20, 2017,
Jun 20, 2017, 0:41
It's from this point on that things really started to go downhill for Hague as he'd go on to suffer three knockout losses in the space of eight months. "This is what he loved doing", he said. Should boxing's stoppage rules come under review?
He was critically injured Friday night during a match against Adam Braidwood.
The authorities in Canada have confirmed they will look into the events surrounding Hauge's death, which highlights once again the inherent dangers of combat sport.
Timothy Edward Lee Hague was born in Alberta, Canada. He received a bachelor's degree from Augustana University College in Camrose, Alberta, as well as a degree in elementary education from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
News of his death reached the school he taught.
A former kindergarten teacher, Hague taught Grade 4 English at École Bellevue School in Beaumont, Alta. Since seeing the fight, there was actually, he was down four times in the first round. After that, he fought in some regional promotions, then the World Series of Fighting and the Absolute Championship Berkut. Prior to the Braidwood contest he had won one and lost two.
He made his boxing debut in 2011 knocking out Patrick Graham in the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. He returned to boxing in September 2016. He eventually fought in the UFC.
In any case, the man he fought is certainly controversial. But his winning streak didn't last too long. He suffered a first-round TKO loss in thirty seconds.
"It's a big part of my heart that's gone", Jordan Bittner (left) said about his best friend, Tim Hague (right).
Hague was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Footage was shared o by attendees of the match of the injury on social media.
"Tim is now in a coma". He was hospitalized and underwent immediate surgery to release pressure in his brain, because there was severe brain hemorrhage.
"He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly", Neil wrote.