Stevenson In Medically Induced Coma After KO Loss
Nearly two days after being hospitalized, Adonis Stevenson’s condition has improved from critical condition to stable in a Quebec hospital.
Stevenson would be sent to the emergency room following a knockout loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Stevnson’s 10th defense of the WBC light-heavyweight title at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City.
The 41-year-old would be removed from the ring via a stretcher, and placed in a medically induced coma upon arriving at a local medical center.
Stevenson’s promoter, Yvon Michel, says the former champion has improved since Sunday.
“The state of Adonis has gone from critical towards stable from yesterday to today which is a relatively good news,” Michel tweeted. “He is in controlled sedation to facilitate his recuperation.”
“His family, his wife Simone and Groupe Yvon Michel would like to thank the many people who have taken the time to send comforting messages.
“New information will be published as we get it. No other comments will be made until then.”
Stevenson was ahead on two of the judges scorecards heading into the 11th round, with one being scored a draw before Gvozdyk would send Stevenson down to the canvas to win the title.
Quotes Via Sky Sports