Fighter Hague dies af­ter bout

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - THE NEW FARM - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

A boxer who had been in crit­i­cal con­di­tion since a fight in Ed­mon­ton on Fri­day night has died, his sis­ter says.

Jackie Neil said in a state­ment on be­half of her fam­ily that Tim Hague died on Sun­day. Hague, 33, grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alta., and had fought in the UFC, where he was known as “The Thrash­ing Ma­chine.’’

He was com­pet­ing against for­mer Ed­mon­ton Eski­mos de­fen­sive end Adam Braid­wood at the Shaw Con­fer­ence Cen­tre on Fri­day evening in an event pro­moted by KO Boxing.

A video on YouTube that pur­ports to be of the fight shows Hague ly­ing still on his back on the can­vas af­ter tak­ing a punch to his head from Braid­wood.

The state­ment from the fam­ily says they are ask­ing for pri­vacy.

“It is with in­cred­i­ble sad­ness, sor­row and heart­break to re­port that Tim has passed away to­day. He was sur­rounded by fam­ily, lis­ten­ing to his favourite songs. We will miss him with so greatly,’’ the state­ment reads.

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