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Promoter Says Stevenson Unconscious, Needs Help To Breathe

Former world light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson remains unconscious with mechanical aid to breathe in intensive care after a knockout loss three weeks ago, promoter Yvon Michel says.

In a story link posted on his Twitter account and comments to the Montreal Gazette, Michel said Stevenson has not improved since doctors sedated him and put him on a medical ventilator to breathe after his 11th-round knockout loss to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1 in Quebec City.

“There is no change at the moment. He still needs mechanical assistance to breathe and he has not regained consciousness,” Michel said. “The doctors do not venture an opinion on what lies ahead.”

Stevenson, a 41-year-old Canadian fighter of Haitian descent, was helped to the dressing room after losing the World Boxing Council crown in his 10th title defence over five years.

He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted with a traumatic brain injury that required neurosurgery.

“When there’s a significant change, the authorities of the Quebec University Hospital will announce it with the agreement of the family,” Michel told TVA Sports in his retweeted article.



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