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Adonis Stevenson update: Boxer given good chance of survival, but long-term consequences likely

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The former WBC light-heavyweight champion suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and underwent surgery

Adonis Stevenson has been given a “good chance” of survival following his knockout defeat to Oleksandr Gvozdyk on Saturday night.

The 41-year-old’s doctors held a press conference and issued an in-depth statement on Wednesday, declaring that he will likely have to deal with long-term consequences as a result of his injuries.

Adonis Stevenson was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the eleventh round

Adonis Stevenson was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the eleventh round

Stevenson suffered a severe traumatic brain injury after reportedly collapsing back in his dressing room after the fight.

The Canadian underwent surgery later that night and has remained in an induced coma since.

His condition has been described as “stable, but critical” and – although it is too early to produce a long-term prognosis – doctors told reporters that he will likely have to deal with long-term effects of the injury, should he survive.

The written statement from Adonis Stevenson’s doctors

The written statement from Adonis Stevenson’s doctors

This story was originally published by talkSPORT

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