Canadian Boxer Stevenson Suffered ‘Severe Traumatic Brain Injury’: Hospital

Стівенсон після бою з Гвоздиком знаходиться у критичному стан

Стівенсон після бою з Гвоздиком знаходиться у критичному стан

Stevenson's promoter Yvon Michel said on Sunday the boxer's condition had "gone from critical to stable".

His doctor at the Quebec University Hospital said the boxer had undergone surgery soon after being admitted.

Stevenson was dominated nearly from beginning to end by Gvozdyk, who unloaded a barrage of punches that sent the Canadian champion reeling before landing his knockout blow in the 11th.Gvozdyk claimed the belt in his first shot at a major title.

'His situation is still stable under the circumstances, but critical'.

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"His condition requires mechanical respiratory support, deep sedation and specialized neurological monitoring".

The Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus has not issued any update on Stevenson's condition since Monday afternoon, when it said he was in an induced coma. "I urge the media to be very cautious about distributing medical information that does not come from an official medical source". "As agreed with Mr. Stevenson's family, please note that no further comments will be made".

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".

The forty-one-year-old was ahead on the scorecards heading into the bout's final stretch but slumped into the corner of the ring after being caught by a barrage of punches from the challenger. He was able to eventually get to his feet and sit down on a stool to be examined by the ringside doctor and appeared alert until his condition deteriorated.

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