Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

Tim Hague 34 is in critical condition after being knocked out by Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday

Tim Hague, right, made a decision to swap the UFC cage for a boxing ring The Canadian fighter's friends and family are at his bedside as he fights for his life. Hague's friend and fellow-fighter Cody Krahn revealed that the severity of the situation when he confirmed in a Facebook post that the 34-year-old was in a coma in hospital.

From early in the first round it was clear that Braidwood had the upper hand and Hague was rocked and sent to the canvas several times before he was finally knocked out cold in the second round.

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

Writing on Facebook the following day, his sister Jackie Neil said: "Thanks folks for all your messages and kind words".

"He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. We are all with him". Hague's family said in a statement to CTV News.

A heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu, Hague put his teaching career on hold to make his pro MMA debut in 2006.

The five fight UFC veteran earned a record of 1-4-0 in the UFC, with that lone win coming over Pat Barry at UFC 98.

Ricky Hatton is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2012.

Hague, who is from Edmonton, was known as "The Thrashing Machine", according to his UFC profile, which lists him as a former fighter.

With that in mind it's clear there's no way that Hague, a kindergarten teacher and family man, should have been stepping back into the ring this past weekend, but nevertheless it's still a heartbreaking situation and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this hard time.

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

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