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Adonis Stevenson in Medically Induced Coma To Reduce Swelling

By Lem Satterfield

Adonis Stevenson’s fiancée, Simone God, his camp members and loved ones are supporting the hospitalized 41-year-old former world champion, who remained in intensive care on Sunday after being knocked out in the 11th round on Saturday night by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in their light heavyweight championship bout in Quebec City.

According to the Montreal Journal, Stevenson has been placed in a medically induced coma as a precuationary measure and to reduce any swelling from a brain hemorrhage that he suffered from the knockout.

"I don't want to comment to much on it, but 'm at the hospital, trying to be next to him and to support him. He's a champion, he's a fighter, he's going to fight this," said Simone God, who is engaged to Stevenson, gave birth to their daughter, Adonia, on November 6, and also works for him.

"We're partners in life and we're partners in business. He's resting right now, showing good signs, and we're hoping for the best. I have faith that he's going to be okay. We have good people here, we have support, and we're trying to keep it together for Adonis and to stay strong for our baby, Adonia. Adonis loves her very much, so he's going to fight for her. We're asking that everyone respect our privacy and that you keep us in your prayers. So we've got this."

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Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 KOs) was dethroned by Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) as WBC 175-pound champion, ending, “Superman’s” nearly 5 ½ year run as boxing’s oldest and longest reigning titlehiolder.

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. Stevenson entered at 9-0-1 with seven KOs in championship bouts, including his title-winning 76-second stoppage of Chad Dawson in June 2013.

"News on the condition of Adonis. The family of Adonis and Yvon Michel are currently with Adonis Stevenson,” Stevenson’s promoter, Yvon Michel, wrote on his official Twitter account early Sunday morning.

"They want to inform friends and supporters that Adonis is currently in critical condition in intensive care, at the hospital, following his fight against Oleksander Gvozdyk. They appreciate the concern and support of everyone. There will be no further comments at this time and they respectfully request your understanding in their desire to stay private."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The D3vil on 12-06-2018

[QUOTE=hectari;19329346]Naw thats what people say who refuse to take responsibility its why people dont respect most American Christians they take advantage of the forgiveness so they can get away with ****[/QUOTE] Have you ever read the bible? Matthew 6:14-15 14…

Comment by hectari on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;19329420]Who the **** said anything about a death penalty you dumbass of course i know Adonis is based in Canada hes actually from Haiti they release people in the United States also even convicted murderers so not sure what…

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=hectari;19319688]You are Naive when you said why would they release him, he is from Canada not the Usa, canada doesnt punish violent criminals they have no death penalty. They also put killers and molesters back into society under new names.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by hectari on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=The D3vil;19324116]You say all that with a sexual assaulting, scamming, war mongering piece of shxt in your signature. Trump has done a lot worst things to a lot more people than Stevenson could do in 100 lifetimes A true Christian…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 12-04-2018

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