CAIRO, Dec.6 (SEE)- Adonis Stevenson’s doctor confirmed his client suffered a “traumatic brain injury” after being knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The 41-year-old was stretchered from the ring and taken to hospital after he was stopped in the 11th round in Quebec last Saturday night.
Dr Alexis Turgeon, a specialist physician at Hopital de l’Enfant-Jesus stated “Mr Stevenson underwent surgery on the night of Saturday to Sunday and has since been admitted to the intensive care,” “He suffers from severe traumatic brain injury. His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical.”His condition requires mechanical respiratory assistance, deep sedation and specialised neurological monitoring. “It is too early to comment on Mr Stevenson’s long-term prognosis.”
Stevenson was the oldest and longest reigning boxing champion before losing his WBC light-heavyweight title to Gvozdyk. He was making his 10th title defense since winning the belt against Chad Dawson in 2013 and was ahead on two of the judges’ cards and tied on the third when he was stopped.