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School calls boxing death of beloved teacher 'tragedy for everyone'

Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 12:09 pm MST

Edmonton heavyweight Tim Hague poses at a weigh-in Portland, Ore. on Friday Aug. 28, 2009. The Edmonton elementary school where fighter Tim Hague taught is calling his death after a boxing match on the weekend a tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

EDMONTON – The Edmonton elementary school where fighter Tim Hague taught is calling his death after a boxing match on the weekend a tragedy.

The 34-year-old Hague died from injuries suffered in a second round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night.

A statement from Ecole Bellevue School says Hague was a “beloved teacher and staff member” and that his death is “a tragedy for everyone.”

The school is offering support to its staff and students to help deal with the loss.

Hague’s death came less than a month after boxer David Whittom went into a coma with bleeding on the brain after knockout loss in Fredericton, N.B.

The two cases have raised calls for an investigation into ways to improve the safety of fighters in boxing and MMA.