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Adonis Stevenson In Stable Condition After Oleksandr Gvozdyk Defeat

Adonis Stevenson lost his WBC light-heavyweight title via an 11th round stoppage.

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 in critical condition after 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.


Yvon Michel on Twitter

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.

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“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


 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. Having been involved with combat sports since 2005, Rhett began in the Fighter Relations Department of the UFC and World Extreme Cagefighting. Eventually, he became the Site Coordinator for the now-defunct Strikeforce organization. He then founded Fight Services and handled the event and talent logistics for MMA World Series of Fighting, Titan FC, as well as boxing promoter K2 Promotions. Rhett was also a Stage Manager for Showtime Championship Boxing. Currently, Rhett is the lead combat sports and bodybuilding writer, producer, podcaster, and host for The Shadow League. He has also been published in Money Magazine, reported for TIME Magazine and been a freelance writer for UFC.com, MaximumFighting.com, UFC 360 Magazine, Fight Magazine, MMAPayout.com, and Heavy.com. Rhett has hosted lifestyle TV programming in the Washington, D.C. market on the District of Columbia Network (DCN) and the District Knowledge Network (DKN) and has been a Play-By-Play Announcer for Monumental Sports Network’s PPV streaming service.