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Adonis Stevenson placed in medically induced coma to reduce brain swelling

03 December 2018, 02:59 | Charlene Valdez

Adonis Stevenson in critical condition after losing light heavyweight title to Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Adonis Stevenson hospitalized after loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Stevenson's promoter, Yvon Michel, took to his Twitter account to share the news, saying Stevenson's family wants to "inform friends and supporters that Adonis is now in a critical condition in intensive care in the hospital following his fight against Oleksander Gvozdyk".

"Adonis is now in a critical condition in intensive care at the hospital", Yvon Michel, Stevenson's promoter revealed via social media.

Adonis Stevenson lasted until the 11th round against Oleksandr Gvozdyk last night, but that's as far as he could go before suffering a knockout after a Gvozdyk punch.

The Haitian-born, Montreal-based boxer was promptly put on a stretcher and left the Videotron Centre in an ambulance.

Stevenson had gone 16-0-1 with 14 KOs since his lone loss by second-round stoppage to Darnell Boone in April 2010 that he avenged by sixth-round KO in March 2013.

Late Saturday, Michel said he'd spoken to the boxer immediately after the match and he appeared to be improving.

"They want to inform friends and supporters that Adonis is now in critical condition in intensive care, at the hospital, following his fight against Oleksander Gvozdyk". He was very confused when he arrived, we suspect a concussion.

Boxing historian Lou Eisen said that even before the final punch, Stevenson was flagging. "He didn't really have much left".

Gvozdyk, who won an Olympic bronze medal for Ukraine at the London 2012 Games claimed the belt in his first shot at a major title.

"Boxing is not a game, but a hard and unsafe sport", he wrote.

"You see something like that, it's only normal to kind of step away from it", said boxer Jerrid Allan.

"I think there needs to be pressure from fans for increased empathy for fighters and increased safety for fighters", he said.

"New information will be published has we get it".

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