Adonis Stevenson had emergency brain surgery, in stable but critical condition

Стівенсон після бою з Гвоздиком знаходиться у критичному стан

Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson suffered a "severe traumatic brain injury" and remains in intensive care, his doctors said on Wednesday, days after the fighter lost his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title to Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

A former WBC champion who was boxing's oldest and longest-reigning titleholder before losing to Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs), "Superman" Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 KOs) had reigned for almost 5 ½ years.

We will remind, on the night of Sunday, 2 December, took place the battle of Alexander Carnation against Adonis Stevenson for the title of world champion in the light heavyweight division by the WBC.

Stevenson showed serious concussion symptoms when initially admitted, listed in critical condition and placed in a medically induced coma, and later upgraded to stable. However, Yvon Michel, Stevenson's promoter, said the fighter's condition has improved. "His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical", said Turgeon, of The Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus, during a public update on Stevenson.

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The severity of the injuries suffered by the 41-year-old has once again called into question the brutality of the sport, but for right now, much of the focus is undoubtedly on Stevenson making as much of a full recovery as he can in the future.

He is sedated, under artificial ventilation and is undergoing specialized neurological monitoring.

Earlier on Sunday, Michel tweeted his thanks on behalf of Stevenson's wife and family: "Thank you for your many messages of encouragement and support".

Stevenson attempted his 10th title defense since winning the belt against Chad Dawson in 2013.

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