Adonis Stevenson is in stable condition but requires critical care
Recently reported by 3kingsboxing.com, former light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson has been upgraded to “stable” condition. However, he remains in an induced coma and requires the need for respiratory assistance and monitoring of his brain.
Stevenson recently underwent brain surgery shortly after his eleventh round knockout loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Dr. Alexis Turgeon, who is the intensive care specialist for Stevenson, discloses that though stable, the long-term effects are uncertain at this time.
Currently he is in need of heavy sedation and around-the-clock monitoring. Therefore, it is too early to make a prognosis on his future.
Each development in this story makes it a little more undeniable that Stevenson may retire. Fans may recall similar unfortunate incidents happening to junior welterweight prospect Prichard Colon in 2015 and heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov in 2013.
The former has been in a vegetative state for three years; needing a wheelchair to move. The latter had a four year fight with internal bleeding on the brain and with the New York State Athletic Commission, resulting in a $22 million settlement.
While it is too early to conclude Stevenson will be in the same state, lets hope his condition can turn for the better. This is another reminder of what these fighters risk when they decide to “lace them up!”
By: EJ Williams