Adonis Stevenson in Good Spirits During First Public Interview

By Luke Furman

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson has conducted his first public interview, since suffering a severe eleventh round knockout at the hands of Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Quebec City on December 1.

Stevenson suffered a severe, traumatic brain injury and was placed in an induced coma for three weeks.

After spending months in the hospital, he was released to continue his recovery at home.


Doctors have been amazed by Stevenson's recovery.

There was heavy concern over whether or not Stevenson would ever be able to walk, talk or even remember his own name. Family members were worried that Stevenson would spend the rest of his life in a medical facility.

Little by little, Stevenson began to talk, walk and remember everything about his life and career.

The 41-year-old former fighter, with a large scar on his head from the surgery, was interviewed about his recovery and he shined away like the old Adonis.

"I'm back, Adonis is back!' Stevenson told TVA Sports.

'God heard us. When I came home, I said my children's names and they said 'papa, you remember'. You learn to walk, you learn to eat, you learn a pack of business when you're in a coma. That's the hardest thing for me. And I learned, it happened really fast. It's going well, I'm in shape, it's good to be back, we take it day by day."

Stevenson was accompanied by his partner Simone God, who stated: "It means such an enormous amount to me to see Adonis here."

While his future as a fighter was squashed in that dramatic loss, Stevenson is open to the possibility of training the stars of tomorrow.

"Young people who want to learn to box, I’m here! I am ready for them," Stevenson said.

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Comment by alexguiness on 06-11-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;19821890]Never said he was a victim. I said he paid his debt to society. Come back when you've taken AND PASSED a reading comprehension course.[/QUOTE] Maybe the reformed Adonis could take your sister out? She would have to empty his…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-10-2019

[QUOTE=alexguiness;19819619]Here we go. 'Stevenson was a victim' narrative...he was young doe.[/QUOTE] Never said he was a victim. I said he paid his debt to society. Come back when you've taken AND PASSED a reading comprehension course.

Comment by Raggamuffin on 06-10-2019

[QUOTE=CauliflowerEars;19818961] Victims are NOT just Victims ! Got it ! They weren't innocent ! Got it ! Or do I ? :cool2:[/QUOTE]You got it now alt.

Comment by alexguiness on 06-10-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;19814810]Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post You such a disgustingly low classed jurrrrrrk. But don't worry, your dose of karma will arrive sooner than later. This post wasn't even directed at you, chump. Mind your own biz. But for…

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