QUEBEC – Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has been reported to be in critical condition after being knocked out Saturday night in his lightweight title fight title in Quebec City.
The report comes from boxing promoter Yvonne Michel, who announced on Twitter early in the morning on Sunday that Stephenson was in intensive care and that family members demanded that his respect be respected.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stopped Stevenson at 2:49 from the 11th round to take his world boxing world heavyweight title.
41-year-old Stevenson was put on a stretcher after the attack and left the Videotron Center in an ambulance.
The Montreal-based battalion made its 10th title defense after defeating Chad Dawson's belt in 2013 and advanced two of the Judicial Cards and was tied to the third when it was stopped.
31-year-old Gvozdik, from Ukraine, improved to 16-0.
With files from the Associated Press