Edmonton to Launch Third-Party Review of Boxing Bout That Led to Tim Hague’s Death
By FCF Staff
The City of Edmonton is going to have a third-party review of the boxing bout that led to the death of UFC veteran, Tim Hague.
Hague was hospitalized after he was KO’d by Adam Braidwood in a fight that took place in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, before passing away. The heavyweight was just 34 year’s old.
On Monday, Edmonton’s deputy city manager Rob Smyth announced (quote via Global News):
“We want to retain — we don’t know who or how yet — a third party to do a comprehensive review and our thinking is… that review will have to get information from all of the different individuals who were part of organizing the event…”
“We want to make sure our policies and procedures are responsive to the community and making sure these events are absolutely as safe as they can be.”
Hague had transitioned into pro-boxing, after being stopped in four of his last five, MMA fights. The elementary school teacher and father of a 9 year-old boy, made his UFC debut in 2009.