Pictured: First photo of recovering ex-champ Adonis Stevenson released
Sisi God, the girlfriend of Adonis Stevenson, has released the first image of the recovering former WBC light-heavyweight champion.
‘Superman’ was injured when losing his green and gold strap to Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1st. Stevenson suffered brain injuries and was in a coma for three weeks.
Since awakening, Stevenson has learned speech and can walk aided. God’s photo shows the former boxer looking content as he continues to battle back.
The 41-year-old had enjoyed almost nine years undefeated until facing Gvozdyk in Quebec City. The tough Ukrainian managed to force a stoppage in the eleventh round.
Fears for the worst were apparent in the immediate aftermath. But the fighter he is, Stevenson, refuses to let his condition get the better of him.
Stevenson is now home with God and their young child as he seeks to get back to as much of his previous state as possible.
Suffering a considerably serious injury, Stevenson still faces a long road ahead.
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman was among the many well-wishers as the boxing fraternity continue to pull for one of their own.
The Sport has suffered too many tragedies of late, and Stevenson coming back from the brink is one of few success stories.
Many competitors have to deal with life-changing ailments like Magomed Abdusalamov and Gerald McClellan.
The UK lost two fighters in recent years when Scott Westgarth and Mike Towell sadly died. Whilst Nick Blackwell recovered only to be unable to cope without boxing.
Blackwell went back to the gym against doctors’ orders and then suffered further damage to his brain.
Keiran Farrell and Spencer Oliver both were able to make a full recovery from their fateful contests.
A friend of WBN, Brayd Smith, was just 23 when he lost his life in 2015. His father, Brendon, a boxing trainer and promoter, keeps fighting for safety measures on his son’s behalf.
Our best wishes go out to Adonis in the hope he’ll keep progressing well.