Stevenson still critical, too early for long-term prognosis: doctors

Doctors provide update on condition of Montreal boxer Adonis Stevenson

"Mr. Stevenson underwent surgery on the night of Saturday to Sunday and has since been admitted to the intensive care unit", Dr. Alexis Turgeon, an intensive care specialist and anesthesiologist, said on Wednesday during the first official news briefing since Stevenson's injury.

Stevenson's promoter Yvon Michel said on Sunday the boxer's condition had "gone from critical to stable". Although critical, his situation remains stable under the circumstances.

We will remind, Alexander Gvozdik (16-0, 13 KO's) knocked out canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson (30-1-2, 24 KO's) and won the title of world champion under version WBC light heavyweight title. "The family of Adonis and Yvon Michel are now with Adonis Stevenson", he wrote.

Turgeon noted that Stevenson requires "mechanical respiratory assistance, deep sedation and specialized neurological monitoring". Too early to assess the long-term prognosis for Mr. Stevenson.

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The World Boxing Council also took to social media to send best wishes to Stevenson, while Tony Bellew, who was knocked out cold by Stevenson in a world title bout in 2013 also sent out a message in support of his former opponent.

"The family wants to be at the bedside of Mr. Stevenson, and asks everyone to respect their privacy", said Targon. "As agreed with Mr Stevenson's family and friends, please note that no further comments will be made".

After the fight, Stevenson was hospitalized and placed in ICU, it was noted that he was put into an artificial coma due to a possible brain hemorrhage. After Stevenson had fallen in the corner of the ring, the referee stopped the fight.

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