Former WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is in Mexico City and took some time to visit the World Boxing Council office.
Adonis has made a good recovery more than two years after suffering an injury in his fight against Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
When Adonis returned to the locker room, he began to feel dizzy and was taken to a local hospital, where doctors discovered that he suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury. He was rushed into surgery that night.
The next morning, he was in critical condition in intensive care. The following Monday he was put into an induced coma. The boxer remained in an induced coma for three weeks before waking up.
Doctors feared that Adonis would never be the same, but he has made an excellent recovery
Adonis commented, “I feel very happy and grateful with life. God is on my side. There are people who are surprised that he has had a recovery from such a complicated injury. I feel very good and very happy to be in the WBC office.”
At the 2019 World Boxing Council convention, Stevenson was named the Champion of Hope, for his courage.
“I want to help people who have suffered concussions. Through the WBC I want to give a message to people who have problems. God brought me back to help. Boxing saved my life and I am grateful for this.”
Adonis was present a few days ago in the fight between Kim Clavel and Yesenia Gómez in Montreal, Canada and this commented on it:
“It was an incredible evening. Sharing time with great champions who were in the Arena was very rewarding. Women’s boxing is growing by leaps and bounds and seeing that fight between Clavel and Gomez and the atmosphere that was created reminded me of the night I became the WBC Green and Gold champion.”