The City of Edmonton has denied any involvement or responsibility in the death of a man following a boxing match two years ago.
In a statement of defence filed in response to a lawsuit by the family of Tim Hague, the city said the fighter signed a liability waiver prior to the fight in June 2017.
It says Hague acknowledged he “waived all liabilities to the promoter, facility, local boxing commission and local civil authorities” if he suffered any injury or loss while fighting.
A statement of claim was filed in June in the Court of Queen’s Bench against the city, the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission and several people involved in the event, alleging Hague’s death was caused by gross negligence.
Hague, a 34-year old father and teacher, died June 16, 2017, after getting knocked out in the ring during a match with Adam Braidwood.