Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MNP Selected to Review Death of Boxer after Bout in Edmonton in June

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MNP Selected to Review Death of Boxer after Bout in Edmonton in June

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MNP chosen to review boxer's death in Edmonton

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Edmonton officials say consulting firm MNP has been selected to review the death of a boxer after a fight in the city earlier this year.

Tim Hague, a teacher and former mixed martial arts fighter, died in hospital in June, two days after losing a match to Adam Braidwood.

The city says the review will examine the relevant facts of the match and is to make recommendations to improve safety at future fights.

It says its staff worked with the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission -- which is appointed by council and sanctioned the match -- to choose MNP.

The review will begin immediately and is to be completed later this fall.

The city says the recommendations will be made public.

"Given the high importance of this matter, we have taken the time needed to ensure the review process is fair and objective and supports our commitment to improve safety at future combative sports events," Rob Smyth, deputy city manager of citizen services, said in a news release Friday. …

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