Stevenson remains "critical" with brain injury - surgeon

Stevenson remains

Stevenson remains "critical" with brain injury - surgeon

Adonis Stevenson suffered a "traumatic brain injury" after being knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk, his doctor has confirmed.

"Mr. Stevenson underwent surgery on the night of Saturday to Sunday and has since been admitted to the intensive care unit".

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. "In the circumstances, his condition is stable but it is critical", he said.

He told a press conference it was "too early to comment" on the fighter's long-term prognosis, but that likely he would have lasting neurological damage.

On Sunday in Quebec took the fight 41-year-old Stevenson, and 31-year-old Oleksandr gvozdik, the match ended with the victory of the Ukrainian boxer with a knockout in the 11th round.

Unfortunately, after the fight, Stevenson is in a critical condition in hospital.

According to the hospital, Stevenson's family asked for the doctor to provide an update because it has been inundated with requests, as has Yvon Michel, Stevenson's longtime promoter.

"They want to inform friends and supporters Adonis is now in critical condition in intensive care, at the hospital, following his fight against Oleksander Gvozdyk".

The World Boxing Council also took to social media to send best wishes to Stevenson, while Tony Bellew, who was knocked out cold by Stevenson in a world title bout in 2013 also sent out a message in support of his former opponent.

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