Stevenson Remains In Coma Following KO Loss
Three weeks after suffering a stoppage loss for the WBC light heavyweight championship, Adonis Stevenson still remains in a coma.
Stevenson was hospitalized soon after his loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1st in Quebec City. Doctors would put the 41-year old fighter in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator to help with his breathing.
Promoter Yvon Michel said Thursday “doctors do not venture an opinion on what lies ahead” for the 41-year-old fighter.
“There is no improvement at the moment. He has a great team of doctors who take care of him and the evaluations are daily.”
Stevenson was winning the fight on the score cards, but would then get knocked down by a flurry by Gvozdyk and cause the fight to be stopped.
Following the fight in his dressing room, Stevenson would feel dizzy and be taken to an area hospital where the Montreal based fighter would be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and undergo immediate neurosurgery.
Dr. Alexis Turgeon, the man in-charge of Stevenson’s surgery, told reporters that most patients suffer lasting effects from such injuries.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene