Canadian boxer Stevenson still in induced coma

Adonis Stevenson

Boxer Adonis Stevenson has suffered a "severe traumatic brain injury" after his knockout by Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Quebec City on Saturday. He was ahead on two of the judges' cards and tied on the third when he was abruptly stopped. He was initially listed in critical condition and placed in a medically induced coma, though doctors later said he was stable.

Stevenson, who was defending his title, suffered just the second defeat of his professional career against the still-undefeated Gvozdyk in the bout in Stevenson's home province of Quebec, Canada, on Saturday night.

Dr. Alexis Turgeon, specialist physician in intensive care medicine at Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval, shared the latest update, which can be seen below, on Stevenson's condition.

Stevenson's partner, Simone God, also made her first public comments Tuesday, thanking people for their messages of support.

'His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical'.

Stevenson was taken from the ring and instantly transported to the hospital where doctors have no doubt been frantically working to stabilize his condition for now.

"His condition requires mechanical respiratory support, deep sedation and specialized neurological monitoring".

"It's a traumatic brain injury".

Stevenson was making the 10th defence of his WBC title at the Videotron Centre before a flurry on punches from Gvozdyk ended the contest.

"The family wants to be at the bedside of Mr. Stevenson, and asks everyone to respect their privacy", said Targon.

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