Boxing’s light heavyweight ranks have shifted yet again and a new name has emerged: Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
Adonis Stevenson lost his WBC light-heavyweight title via an 11th round stoppage. The fight took place at the Videotron Centre in Stevenson’s native Quebec, Canada before the Wilder vs. Fury fight.
Montreal boxer Adonis Stevenson’s promoter says the fighter is in critical condition after being knocked out in the 11th round and losing his WBC light heavyweight title to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk in a fight Saturday night in Quebec City.
Stevenson exited the ring via stretcher and was taken to a hospital then placed in a medically induced coma. However, Yvon Michel, Stevenson’s promoter, said the fighter’s condition has improved.
Update on Adonis @AdonisSuperman: The state of Adonis has gone from critical towards stable from yesterday to today which is a relatively good news. He is in controlled sedation to facilitate his recuperation. (1/2)
“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.
Stevenson attempted his 10th title defense since winning the belt against Chad Dawson in 2013. He was ahead on two of the judges’ cards and tied on the third when he was abruptly stopped.
Gvozdyk stopped Stevenson at two minutes 49 seconds of the 11th round on Saturday night to win the WBC light-heavyweight title.