After the fight for world champion title in heavyweight between the Canadian Adonis Stevenson and Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk, which ended with a knock-out of Adonis in the 11th round, a 41-year-old boxer was hospitalized.
The doctors think that after the fight, Stevenson had a cerebral hemorrhage. Therefore, the boxer was put in the medically induced coma. For now, Stevenson’s condition is better.
“Stevenson’s condition changed from critical to stable, which is good. He is in a controlled induced coma to facilitate the recovery. His family, wife Simone, the group of Yvon Michel express gratitude to everyone for support. New information to be released later,” Yvon Michel wrote on Twitter.
Gvozdyk wished his former opponent a speedy recovery.
“It is horrible. I hope he will get well soon. I don’t know, what happened, as I saw Adonis 20 minutes after the fight and he seemed well, though he was on a stretcher. If he has problems, I hope to God, he will get well soon and everything will be alright,” the Ukrainian boxer said.
As it was reported, Ukraine got the third world champion after Gvozdyk’s fight. This weekend, the leader of pound-for-pound rating Vasyl Lomachenko will have a fight with José Pedraza.