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Adonis Stevenson update: Fighter ‘stable but critical’ after brain surgery

The 41-year-old fighter looks to have a long road ahead.

Adonis Stevenson v Badou Jack Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Adonis Stevenson, who suffered an 11th round knockout loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk last Saturday in Quebec City, remains in a hospital and in a coma, with doctors saying he’s in “stable but critical condition” after emergency brain surgery.

From ESPN and Dr. Alexis Turgeon:

“Mr. Stevenson underwent surgery on the night of Saturday to Sunday and has since been admitted to the intensive care unit. He suffers from severe traumatic brain injury. His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical. ... His condition requires mechanical respiratory assistance, deep sedation and specialized neurological monitoring. It is too early to comment on Mr. Stevenson’s long-term prognosis.”

Stevenson, 41, has no doubt fought his last fight in the ring, but certainly not in life. He held the WBC light heavyweight title from 2013 until his loss to Gvozdyk, making nine successful defenses overall.

BLH again sends our best wishes to Adonis and his loved ones.

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