Former world light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson has given his first TV interview since a traumatic ending to his career.
‘Superman’ was defeated by Oleksandr Gvozdyk back in December. Stevenson spent a lengthy time in a coma as a result.
Learning to walk and talk again, Stevenson has made a remarkable recovery from life-threatening injuries.
The 42 year-old has been aided by girlfriend Sisi God, who has taken over media duties in updating on the ex-fighter’s condition.
“I’m back. Adonis is back!” Adonis told Nancy Audet of tvanouvelles.ca in an interview outside of court. “I’m getting better and better, I’m continuing the treatments.”
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“You learn to walk, you learn to eat, you learn a pack of business when you’re in a coma. That’s the hardest thing for me. And I learned, it happened really fast.
“It’s going well, I’m in shape, it’s good to be back, we take it day by day.”
On his future, he added: “Young people who want to learn to box, I’m here! I am ready for them!”
Stevenson is currently embroiled in a disagreement over his estate whilst he continues his recovery. God, real name Simone, is seeking to keep some control of Stevenson’s finances.
The former WBC title holder’s mother Claudette is campaigning for Stevenson and his immediate family to hold on to his millions.
Claudette has doubts over the intentions of God, who in turn is just seeking to make sure their daughter is financially stable for the rest of her life.
Claims were made during proceedings that Stevenson and God were no longer close. Those were denied by the mother of Adonis’ fifth child.
In regards to his career in the ring, Stevenson ended with 29 wins, just two losses and one draw.
The 175 pounder made nine successful defenses of the green and gold belt and has been recognized by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman for his efforts.