While in prison, he also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after putting a fellow inmate into a coma. [43] Stevenson started off very well, dropping his opponent twice with sharp lefts and appeared close to stopping his opponent. With the draw, Stevenson retained his WBC and Lineal titles for the ninth time. [49] This was his fourth defense of his titles. Le champion du monde WBC des poids mi-lourds, Adonis Stevenson, a remporté son dernier combat contre Travoris Cloud de façon très convaincante. Jack later explained Stevenson's cup was low, hence why the shots looked like low blows. Round 2 opened with Stevenson carrying on where he left of, pummeling Fonfara with huge lefts. In the post-fight interview, Stevenson said, "I knew he is a tough guy, so I prepared for 12 rounds and I put on a good show. In his early twenties, after a criminal trial in 1998 in Quebec, Stevenson served 18 months of a four-year prison sentence for managing prostitutes, assault, and issuing threats. Initially, the bid was won by Phil Weiss on behalf of Tom Brown's TGB Promotions, with the winning bid at $3.102 million. The time of stoppage was 2 minutes and 49 seconds of the round. [39], In January 2014, 26 year old Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) notified the IBF, who had ordered him to fight Dmitry Sukhotsky in a final eliminator, that he would pass on the opportunity because he had agreed a deal to fight lineal/WBC/The Ring champion Stevenson. [48] Michel explained Sukhotsky was selced as Stevenson's opponent because there would not have been enough time to get together and promote a fight with Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs). He caught me. Partager 5 septembre 2018 15h51 Mis à jour à 18h04 Le Champion WBC et The Ring des Mi-Lourds, Adonis « Superman » Stevenson prévoit faire son retour dans l’arène, le 19 Décembre prochain, versus le Russe Dmitry Sukhotsky, au Colisée Pepsi, dans la ville de Québec. [45][46] The fight, which marked Stevenson's Showtime debut, averaged 672,000 viewers and peaked at 800,000 viewers. J’ai vécu la même sensation que lors de la victoire d’Adonis contre Chad Dawson.», «Je m’en souviens comme si c’était hier. He caught me with a good punch." Stevenson Adonis (born 22 September 1977), best known as Adonis Stevenson, is a Haitian Canadian former professional boxer who competed from 2006 to 2018. [90][91], During the post fight interviews, Stevenson told Steve Gray, "I won the fight because I hurt him in the body. He was moving and moving – slick, slick – but I touched him more of the time and I think I won this fight." The two fighters came out of their corners for the fight with Bonsante launching the first attack, but just moments after the assault, Stevenson landed a left hand that sent Bonsante down to the canvas. In round 6, Stevenson put Bellew down with a left hand, he beat the count and the referee let the fight go on. Adonis Stevenson est un boxeur canado-haÄ©tien né le 22 septembre 1977 à Port-au-Prince, Haïti, et vivant à Blainville au Québec. Adonis Stevenson se trouve dans un coma artificiel aux soins intensifs de l'Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus de Québec, au lendemain du K.-O. Je ne l’ai jamais vu de cette façon.». Le boxeur québécois Adonis Stevenson est sorti du coma articifiel dans lequel il était plongé depuis le 1er décembre dernier à la suite de son combat contre Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Le Québécois a dominé outrageusement son adversaire, qui n’a eu d’autre choix que d’abandonner après le septième assaut. Stevenson was in control from the opening bell, throwing minimal punches as the crowd started to boo. I thought I definitely won the fight, definitely won the fight. [60], On May 31, 2016, it was announced that Stevenson would defend his WBC and Lineal titles against 28 year old southpaw Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) on July 16 in Quebec headlining a Premier Boxing Champions card. Maybe they don't like Floyd. «Après notre victoire, j’ai eu une pensée pour mon oncle. [6], Stevenson's known name is an inversion of his family name and given name. Michel spoke to Showtime about not going head to head locally with David Lemieux's next fight, which would take place on December 16 on HBO. [78] On December 6, the WBC announced that they would investigate into Stevenson's title reign and lack of mandatories. Dès son arrivée au centre hospitalier, le [67], On April 8, Stevenson revealed on social media that he had finalized a deal to fight Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KOs) in a rematch from their first fight in 2014. Une stratégie qui a surpris l’Américain. [59], In November 2015, citing the fact that Stevenson hadn't faced a top-ranked opponent in the last two years, The Ring Magazine stripped Stevenson of his belt. [108][109] On December 22, according to his girlfriend Simone God, Stevenson had woken up. Michel didn't go into detail around why a fight with Sean Monaghan, who he was tipped to fight originally in New York, never materialized, but said, if he continues winning, the fight could still happen. [110] As of February 18, 2019, Stevenson moved to a medical facility in Montreal, Canada, to continue receiving treatment related to his recovery. [70][71][72], After Badou Jack (21-1-3, 13 KOs) defeated Nathan Cleverly in August 2017, to win the WBA 'Regular' light heavyweight title, he began to call out Stevenson, knowing that Stevenson had a mandatory challenger. Dawson admitted, "It was a punch I didn't see. [62] In a brief slug fest, Stevenson knocked out Williams in round 4 to retain his titles in his seventh successful defense. It's great for me to unify and add another title to my collection. On sent qu’il est un homme soulagé. At 174 1/4 lbs., Stevenson was fighting at the heaviest weight of his professional career to date. I want to unify the titles. L’entraîneur et son ancien protégé s’écrivent des messages textes sur une base régulière. He immediately knocked Karpency down after he got up, and the referee called a halt to the bout, awarding Stevenson a TKO victory in round 3. Dans le combat principal du Gala, le Champion The Ring et WBC des Mi-Lourds, Adonis « Superman » Stevenson, procédera pour la troisième fois, à […] However, Atlas did not criticize referee Griffin for missing the knockdowns. Nous visions le knock-out dès le départ, et ce, peu importe la façon. C’est survenu le 1er décembre 2018 au Centre Vidéotron avec Adonis Stevenson. The WBC went on to state they would order Álvarez to fight Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) for the interim title. Gvozdyk was the busier boxer landing punches through the mid rounds and it was Stevenson who looked to be landing the better shots in some rounds, but not all of them. He also required 'mechanical assistance' to breathe. «La division des lourds est la plus importante de la boxe. Stevenson avait également cette éthique de travail. [34][35], Terms were agreed for the fight on July 25, 2013. Le boxeur québécois a terminé sa soirée à … In round 11, Gvozdyk unloaded a 10-punch flurry that sent Stevenson down. Avoir un champion du monde des poids lourds dans son gymnase, c’est prestigieux et payant. It was also the only medal won by a Canadian boxer at the Commonwealth Games. [11][12] He also won a fifth-round TKO decision against Jermain Mackey on September 25, 2009. Une histoire qui vaut la peine d'être lue! Lors de cette soirée, celui qu’on surnommait «Superman» s’est écroulé sous une mitraille de … I kept the pressure on him. Stevenson retained his belts via a fifth round stoppage following a one punch knockout. [36][37] Bellew contemplated moving up to cruiserweight after the loss. [14], Nonetheless, Stevenson resumed with GYM Promotions and won the North American title NABA on April 8, 2011 at the expense of Derek Edwards by KO in the third round. I do expect to receive that (step-aside offer), and then I will analyze it with my team. Après ce triste événement, Hill n’a pas voulu accorder d’entrevues aux médias québécois ou internationaux. The fight was originally scheduled to be a co-main event of a fight card also including a match between Jean Pascal and Tavoris Cloud on August 11, 2012 but the even was cancelled due to an injury suffered by Pascal. Bika however appeared hurt. IBF would instead order Sukhotsky to fight their #3 ranked Cedric Agnew. The referee stopped the bout with Stevenson still on the canvas, as there was no signs of him beating the count. À peine une semaine après que le champion de boxe Adonis Stevenson soit sorti d'un long coma artificiel, sa conjointe Simone God s'est ouverte sur l'état de santé de sa douce moitié. Adonis Stevenson a été transporté à l’Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus de Québec, samedi soir, suite à sa défaite par KO contre l’Ukrainien Oleksandr Gvozdyk, au Centre Vidéotron. Après l’incident, Hill s’est éloigné des projecteurs. «C’est ce qu’ils disent, a-t-il répondu lorsqu’on lui a parlé de la puissance de Stevenson. «Adonis était tellement en bonne forme physique qu’il aurait pu avoir un camp de deux semaines et il aurait été prêt pour un combat, souligne Hill. The last time Stevenson fought at that arena was in 2014 against Fonfara. À cette époque, le Britannique était allé au Kronk Gym pour la première fois afin de recevoir les conseils d’Emanuel Steward. Le boxeur Adonis Stevenson a accordé jeudi une première entrevue à la caméra depuis le grave traumatisme à la tête subi lors de son dernier combat et qui a fait craindre pour sa vie. So now he called me out and I'm ready. With this fight, Stevenson was risking his IBF mandatory status. On m’a dit qu’Adonis Stevenson avait fait une sérieuse commotion cérébrale et une hémorragie interne. La bonne nouvelle, c’est qu’ils maintiennent le même type de lien aujourd’hui. One judge scored the fight 115–113 in favor of Jack, whilst the remaining two judges overruled the decision, scoring the fight 114–114. On November 30, Stevenson defended his light heavyweight title against Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KOs) at the Colisée Pepsi. Due to Álvarez fighting Kovalev, this meant the announcement of Stevenson vs. Jack would be imminent. He added that he was willing to fight Bernard Hopkins or Sergey Kovalev next, but would leave the decision to his manager, Al Haymon. Stevenson hit Dawson with a left hook that dropped him very early in the first round of the fight, and though Dawson got up before the count of eight the referee stopped the fight, giving Stevenson an unexpected knockout victory. par l'Ukrainien Oleksandr Gvozdyk, le 1er décembre dernier. [86][87] On April 23, the card was moved from Montreal and instead scheduled to take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Adonis Stevenson disputera son premier combat depuis son nul majoritaire face à Badou Jack, le 19 mai dernier. au 11e [50][51] According to CompuBox Stats, Stevenson landed 80 of 272 punches thrown (29%) and Sukhotsky landed only 23 oh his 136 thrown (17%). Oleksandr Gvozdyk a mis fin au règne d’Adonis Stevenson de façon éclatante, samedi soir, au Centre Vidéotron. Stevenson retained his WBC and Lineal world titles. [79] A week later, the WBC stated they would allow Stevenson to avoid Álvarez once again in order to fight Jack. Alors qu'on pensait que le sportif allait tranquillement retourner à sa vie normale, c'est à un tout autre scénario qu'a droit Adonis et sa famille. Personne ne lui donnait la moindre chance de l’emporter. Dawson suffered his second consecutive stoppage loss. Oleksandr Gvozdyk a mis fin à son règne samedi soir de façon éclatante au Centre Vidéotron. [63][64], Undefeated Colombian boxer Eleider Álvarez (22-0, 11 KOs) became mandatory challenger following his win over Isaac Chilemba in November 2015. In round 10, Gvozdyk was hurt after getting hit with a left hand that sent him into the ropes. [106][107] On December 20, despite a Russian tabloid reporting Stevenson had woken up and was seen speaking to family and friends, his promoter Yvon Michel stated he was still unconscious and his health had not improved since being sedated by doctors. ESPN's Dan Rafael scored the fight 120–106 for Stevenson, who dominated the fight using his left hand. Stevenson was able to sit back on his stool whilst doctors checked on him. [58] The fight averaged 581,000 viewers. Stevenson a eu un malaise dans le vestiaire et il a été transporté d’urgence à l’hôpital. Stevenson, who was patient with his left hand, eventually landed a left hook to the head of Fonfara, dropping him to the canvas. Pour lui, ça vaut toutes les ceintures de champions du monde. I’ve trained my whole life for this, and tonight, all of the hard work was worth it.” He also praised his new trainer Atlas. Attention, personne ne dit qu’Adonis Stevenson est en fin de vie. [104], The morning after the fight, it was reported that Stevenson was in critical condition in intensive care. Speaking on the 3rd draw in his last 4 fights (before Bute was DQ'd for failed drug test), Jack stated, "I have no idea. [3][4][5] He successfully defended the WBC and lineal titles against nine different fighters until sustaining a life-threatening brain injury in his 2018 fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Il a continué d’entraîner des boxeurs et de gérer le Kronk Gym à Detroit. Adonis Stevenson est champion du monde WBC des poids mi-lourds depuis 2002 jours. Hill ne le savait pas, mais il n’était pas au bout de ses peines. Une éternité dans le monde de la boxe. It was the first fight to headline PBC on CBS. La vie d’Adonis Stevenson a changé, en décembre dernier, alors que l’Ukrainien Oleksandr Gvozdyk lui a servi un K.O. [88] A day later, the official press conference was held to announce the fight. En entrevue avec Paul Arcand et Alain Crête jeudi matin, le promoteur d’Adonis Stevenson, Yvon Michel, a raconté avec beaucoup d’émotions les minutes qui ont suivi la défaite de son boxeur. [25][26][27] The knockout was voted as Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year for 2013. Stevenson knocked Funk out with a hook in twenty-two seconds. [17], His next fight originally set to be against Don George with the winner getting a shot at the IBF champion. [96] Top Rank made a bid of $1.65 million. C’est survenu le 1er décembre 2018 au Centre Vidéotron avec Adonis Stevenson. On a vu l’empreinte du Kronk Gym dans la performance de Fury. According to CompuBox Stats, Stevenson landed 165 of 622 punches thrown (27%), 87 of which were power shots landed to the body and Jack landed 209 of his 549 thrown (38%)[92][93] The fight averaged 535,000 viewers and peaked at 611,000 viewers on Showtime. Round 7 saw Cloud hurt many times and a cut appearing on his right eye. Stevenson won the Canadian national title in 2005 and 2006. À son […] [82][83] The Bell Centre in Montreal was confirmed as the venue. Fonfara beat the count, but was on steady legs and when he got backed up to in the corner, the bell saved him from an onslaught. Depuis son retour en 2018, il a adopté de saines habitudes de vie comme de s’entraîner entre ses combats. Il a bien failli bousiller sa carrière malgré ses habiletés dans le ring. [76] On November 8, there was rumours stating that Stevenson would once again pay Álvarez a step-aside fee, in order to fight Badou Jack. | Mis à jour He won the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal light-heavyweight titles in 2013 by defeating Chad Dawson by first-round knockout, which earned him awards for Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year by The Ring. Gvozdyk celebrated with his team and trainer Teddy Atlas, but composed themselves quickly as soon as they realized Stevenson was badly hurt. Gvozdyk was spending most rounds using his movement to box on the outside. Et le «Gipsy King» l’a emporté de façon convaincante pour redevenir champion du monde. Stevenson a été victime d'une défaite par K.O. «Superman» aura toujours une place importante dans ses souvenirs. Aujourd’hui, l’homme de boxe est capable de sourire lorsqu’il parle de Stevenson. Adonis Stevenson a beau avoir défendu son titre du WBC chez les mi-lourds pour une neuvième fois en vertu d'un nul majoritaire face à Badou Jack samedi dernier, le boxeur québécois a remis en cause la sélection des juges pour le combat. "[77] On December 1, it was reported that GYM had offered Álvarez a step-aside deal which would give him 'a multi-fight agreement with six-figure guarantee per fight', with Stevenson being part of deal as well. The judges scored the fight 115–111, 116–110, and 115–110. [100] WBC president tweeted the bout would take place on December 1, 2018. Comme dernier scénario pour 2017, advenant une défaite de soit Bute ou Alvarez, Pascal pourrait se mesurer au perdant de ce duel en attendant dans un monde idéal le vainqueur du combat Stevenson-Bute ou Alvarez en 2018. Avant de redevenir champion du monde des lourds, Fury a traversé des moments sombres dans sa vie personnelle. [75] Michel confirmed the fight would take place on Showtime in January 2018. To be honest, I don't know. «J’ai tourné la page sur l’accident d’Adonis à partir du moment où j’ai su qu’il allait survivre, raconte "Sugar" Hill lors d’un entretien exclusif avec Le Journal de Montréal. Combat entre Adonis Stevenson et Dion Savage tenu au MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States le 17 septembre 2011. Gvozdyk ended Stevenson's five-year reign as champion by stopping him in round 11 by TKO to claim the WBC and Lineal titles. A 29-year-old Stevenson turned professional in September 2006. Le boxeur Adonis Stevenson a plongé tout le monde du sport au Québec sous le choc après son combat présenté samedi soir dernier contre l'Ukrainien Oleksandr Gvozdyk. [44] Kovalev's promoter stated that this fight may never happen. Hill a accepté la demande. Lors de cette soirée, celui qu’on surnommait «Superman» s’est écroulé sous une mitraille de coups de l’Ukrainien Oleksandr Gvozdyk au 11e assaut. [61] Williams weighed in the heaviest of the two at 174.6 pounds, with Stevenson weighing in at 173.6 pounds. Stevenson outpointed Jack in the early rounds being more active, however from round 5, it was Jack who was the busier and accurate of the two. Stevenson, fighting at 171.9 pounds, forced Boone to take a knee with a right hook to the body early in the sixth, then stunned him coming out of a corner with a left uppercut, followed with a straight left that sent Boone on the canvas. Referee Michael Alexander did not rule it a knockdown, however replays later showed it was. [97] There was controversy surrounding the purse bids and claims of collusion by Top Rank. C’est simplement pour démontrer le sérieux d’un tel état. [81] On January 24, 2018 Showtime confirmed the fight would take place on May 19 in Canada. This was Stevenson's seventh defense of his WBC and Lineal light heavyweight titles. À I can't do anything about it. Stevenson became the first boxer to stop Bellew winning the fight via TKO. At the time of stoppage, Stevenson was ahead on the scorecards 50–45, 49–46, and 50–45. Adonis était négligé dans cette bataille. Pour revenir à Fury, sa victoire sur Wilder a permis à Hill d’atteindre un nouveau sommet dans sa profession. Stevenson was released in 2001. Je venais d’atteindre les mêmes standards que lui.». [54][55], On July 27, 2015 Premier Boxing Champions announced that Stevenson would headline a card on Spike TV on September 11 against WBC #9 ranked Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Bonsante had begun to get up at the count of six, but it was too late, leaving Bonsante livid with the decision as he chased the referee around the ring in an attempt to protest the decision, but to little avail. This is my goal and that's what I want to do. Bellew was then knocked out standing by another pair of left hands before the referee could get in and put a stop to the bout. From rounds 7 through 10, Jack out landed Stevenson 114–40 in total shots landed. Naturellement, ce combat sera diffusé par Showtime, tel que l’a indiqué le Promoteur Yvon Michel, à RingTV.com, lundi dernier. Le poids lourd Tyson Fury l’a contacté afin qu’il le prépare pour son deuxième choc contre Deontay Wilder qui s’est déroulé en février dernier. He's never been knocked out, but I dropped him." [99] On July 6, the WBC upheld the purse bid giving Michel the promotional rights, however also stated they would impose punishment on TGB promotions of some sort. Stevenson had a return date scheduled for April 29 at the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum in New York. Stevenson similarly recovered quickly. Hill, qui possède un horaire chargé avec ses boxeurs de pointe, aime bien avoir de ses nouvelles. On August 1, 2009, at Windsor Station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Stevenson defeated Anthony Bonsante by first round knockout. [68][69] Fonfara started the fight well in round 1, connecting with the jab. It could be they're jealous of Floyd (Mayweather). Crédit : DIDIER DEBUSSCHERE/JOURNAL DE QU, Publié 19 novembre 2020 [52], On February 28, 2015 Premier Boxing Champions announced that Stevenson would defend his titles against 35 year old former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KOs) on April 4 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Est-ce que cette brillante victoire lui a permis de faire la paix avec l’accident de Stevenson? [38] According to Nielsen Media Research firm, the fight attracted an average of 1.3 million viewers on the HBO network, making it the 5th most watched bout of 2013. Il a traversé plusieurs embûches depuis son dernier combat.», «De le savoir en vie, ça m’a aidé à regarder devant moi.».