Adonis Stevenson remains in ‘critical condition’ at Quebec University Hospital following brutal knockout defeat by Oleksandr Gvozdyk
- Stevenson fought Gvozdyk in Quebec City on Saturday night
- The Canadian left the ring on a stretcher after his 11th round knockout
- The 41-year-old remains in ‘critical condition’ at the Quebec University Hospital
Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson remains in ‘critical condition’ with a brain injury and it is premature to speculate about his long-term prognosis, his doctor said on Wednesday.
Haiti-born Stevenson was knocked out in a WBC light heavyweight title fight in Quebec City on Saturday.
His doctor at the Quebec University Hospital said the boxer had undergone surgery soon after being admitted.
Adonis Stevenson is in a critical condition after he was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk
‘He suffers from severe traumatic brain injury,’ Alexis Turgeon told reporters.
‘His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical.’
Stevenson was knocked out in the 11th round when his Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Gvozdyk delivered a vicious combination to end the Canadianâs unbeaten streak of 17 bouts.
Gvozdyk lands a knockout punch on Stevenson in the 11th round to win the fight
Stevenson slumped to the canvas and though he eventually got to his feet, doctors deemed his condition serious enough to send him to hospital.
‘His condition requires mechanical respiratory assistance, deep sedation and specialized neurological monitoring. It is too early to comment on Mr. Stevensonâs long-term prognosis,’ Turgeon said.
‘It’s a traumatic brain injury. The majority of people come out of it with after-effects.’
Gvozdyk stopped Stevenson to take the World Boxing Council light heavyweight title