Ex-WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson truly is an inspirational man. He’s completely living up to his ‘Superman’ nickname.
After getting stronger every day, Stevenson recently revealed he started jogging again, a full 21 months after the fight that changed his life forever.
Facing Oleksandr Gvozdyk at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Stevenson was stopped in the eleventh round of a fateful contest.
Suffering his first loss in almost a decade and only the second of his career, the Haitian-Canadian had devastating injuries.
Adonis Stevenson battle
A tough battle with Badou Jack just seven months before taking on his WBC mandatory and one of the hardest hitters in the division, Stevenson looked vulnerable at times in the fight.
By round ten, Stevenson was fading. He was eventually taken out in the next round after an unanswered barrage of punches. Things quickly got worse. For now, ex-title-holder.
Stevenson was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It was touch and go for some time. Forty-eight hours later, Stevenson was placed into an induced coma until precisely three weeks later.
On December 22, he woke up to the great relief of his family and girlfriend at the time, Simone God, who had given birth to his daughter Adonia a short time before the Gvozdyk clash.
Since February 2019, Stevenson recovered at a facility until being allowed home. The boxing world has seen little of the ex-175 pound ruler over the months that follAugust 21gust 21st of this year. Stevenson revealed that he’s now jogging, a remarkable story in its own right.
“Hello everybody. I started jogging. Thank you. I saw the fans support me. Thank You. Superman is in the building,” he said.
Hello everybody I’m starting to jogging thank you I saw fans support me thank You Superman is in the Building 👍🏿 pic.twitter.com/3tKMMRnydU
— Adonis Stevenson (@AdonisSuperman) August 21, 2020
Earlier this year, Stevenson updated La Presse on his ongoing struggles.
“The improvement I have made is enormous,” Stevenson told La Presse. “I improved my thinking about situations. Now, I can better express what I feel. I am progressing even if everything with the rehabilitation is blocked now (due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic).
“I am following the instructions of the government.”
Behind the broad smile we’ve all become accustomed to with Stevenson, there was a pain in his heart. Stevenson had split with his partner God, who is now being accused of taking money from a bank account when Stevenson was ill.
Although God denies the accusations, they soon split. Stevenson also talked about God, who received several accolades from the WBC for her care of the stricken boxer, in a negative manner.
Stevenson wants to help people who are taken advantage of by their partners when sick.
“I want to help people who have concussion problems. Now I realize that it’s easy for vulnerable people to be tricked if they don’t have someone to help them.
“I was vulnerable. I’m not fooling myself. I have been vulnerable. I felt betrayed,” Stevenson also told La Presse.
In a lengthy open letter in response, God distanced herself from any wrongdoing.
“You know, I have done the best I could. I always worked to help build our empire and my career.
“Your mother is talking about $890,000 I’ve never taken and is trying to ruin my reputation when she knows nothing of our finances and life,” said God.
Despite the heartache, Stevenson is plowing on and improving with each passing day. Furthermore, Adonis Stevenson is truly living up to his name as a superhero of the sport.
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