Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson in critical condition after knockout in title fight

Florence Fletcher
December 5, 2018

Ukrainian boxer Alexander Gvozdik (15-0, 12 KOs) was the mandatory procedure of weighting before the fight with WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 25 KO's).

The loss to Gvozdyk was Stevenson's first in eight years, and the 41-year-old was ahead on the judges' scorecards before the eleventh round stoppage. They want to inform friends and fans that Adonis is now in critical condition in the ICU after fight with Alexander Carnations.

The Canadian held both the WBC and lineal light-heavyweight, which he had managed to retain again and again for over five years.

Mike Coppinger reported that Stevenson collapsed in his locker room after getting knocked out by Gvozdyk and almost dropped out of the ring.

According to Le Journal De Montreal, Stevenson was placed in a medically induced coma after Michel stated that he was in critical condition.

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

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This was one of many tributes to the fighter on Twitter. During the first half of the duel, he had made several attacks that failed to put K-O Ukrainian Gvozdyk who, from the 7th round, began to be offensive against the native of Port-au-Prince.

Norman Mailer was at ringside that night, and he wrote about the way Paret went down: "As he took those 18 punches, something happened to everyone who was within psychic range of the event. Paret died on his feet".

It's a brutal business, boxing. New information will be published as we get it.

Unbeaten Gvozdyk, 31, told a news conference on Saturday night: "I talked to the people at the hospital".

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