Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Adonis Stevenson In A Coma
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The former WBC light heavyweight, the Montrealer
Adonis Stevenson, is in a critical condition at the hospital
Enfant-Jesus in Québec City. He is in a coma since Sunday
morning. A doctor of this hospital is wondering is Stevenson
will live or die.
Saturday evening in the ring of the Videotron Centre in
Québec City, Stevenson (29-2-1) lost his world title (WBC
175 pounds division) against the interim champion and
mandatory challenger, the Russian Oleksandr Gvozdyk
Stevenson was leading the fight after eighth round, but in
the 10th round, he showed signs of exhaustion. In the 11th
round, Gvozdyk attacked furiously and few seconds before the
end the round, he provoked a knockdown and he won by KO.
Stevenson got a lot of problems to get back on his legs.
About 15 minutes later, Stevenson has been transported to
It’s was the first time that Stevenson was losing in a world
championship. Saturday, Stevenson, a fighter of 41 years
old, was proceeding to the 10th defense of his world title.
According a doctor of this hospital, if Stevenson survives
to this coma, he could become a handicap person for the rest
of his life.