December 3, 2018 / 7:45 PM / 5 months ago

Boxing: Canadian Stevenson in stable condition in Quebec hospital

FILE PHOTO: Adonis Stevenson of Canada celebrates after knocking out Tony Bellew of England (L) during their World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight title boxing match at the Colisee in Quebec City, December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

(Reuters) - Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson is in a stable condition under controlled sedation in hospital after being knocked out in a WBC light heavyweight title bout in Quebec City on Saturday.

The University of Quebec Hospital also said in a statement on Monday that Stevenson was still in the intensive care unit,

The 41-year-old was knocked down at the start of the third round, although the referee ruled it a slip, and again in the 11th when Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk delivered a combination to break the Canadian’s unbeaten streak of 17 bouts.

Haiti-born Stevenson was taken to hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma in a critical condition, his promoter Yvon Michel wrote on Twitter, but added later on Sunday that his condition had been updgraded to stable.

Stevenson won the WBC title in 2013 when he beat Chad Dawson and was defending his title for the 10th time on Saturday.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing by Ken Ferris

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