UPDATE—Adonis Stevenson Has Good Chance of Survival, But Permanent Damage Likely...

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  1. Pretty Boy Floyd

    Pretty Boy Floyd Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    Hoping for a nick Blackwell type recovery before he decided to spar again. I can't imagine what his family must be going through, the not knowing how he will be when he wakes up must be utterly terrible waiting in anticipation.
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  2. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 13, 2018
    This isn't great for boxing. My sympathies go to his family. On a pure human empathy level I'll be bigger this his past behavior & wish him well too.
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  3. technocrato

    technocrato Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    The doctor said that he will probably have diminished capabilities but that they can't tell, really. They would have 100 similar cases and observe 100 different ways the body will respond (if I make any sense).
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  4. tinman

    tinman Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    To me his state inspires indifference. I would feel terrible if a guy like Bernard Hopkins was on critical condition. A guy jailed for strong armed robberies. He served his time and turned his life around. I may even feel bad if a murderer was in this situation if it was a crime of passion. And that guy turned his life around.

    But a sexual predator is just something else. How do you even get turned on by threatening underage girls? Hes a sick deviant jackass. Putting out cigarettes on women? Hes a POS. Pimping out young women to creepy old ****s? Hes twisted.

    **** this guy.
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  5. Tomato(e) Can

    Tomato(e) Can Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao. booted Full Member

    Feb 19, 2018
    2018 MacBook pro
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  6. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Has The Nail made a statement?
  7. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 10, 2017
    Yes, he did:
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  8. teemy

    teemy Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 5, 2007
    When they wake him he will likely be completely disoriented and babbling.. best case scenario. Every brain injury and person is different of course. But when they say he suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) it means best case he will at a minimum not be the same and require a lot of rehab... this includes cognitive, physical and speech therapy. Even if he has the best recovery that has ever happened he will most likely never fight or spar again and will always be in danger of and have a higher risk of a second TBI on going... and second TBI's do not go well. He will need to protect his head with normal daily activities. From what I've read so far it seems that he is in Critical/Stable condition.. better than Critical/Critical but not out of the woods yet by any means. The brain goes through a dangerous cascade process the few days or so of a TBI and it is during this time that a lot of damage can happen. It also sounds like he may have had a ventriculostomy performed to relieve pressure on brain in addition to being intubated.

    I had a friend who suffered a severe TBI from a stair fall. They kept him sedated for about 4-5 days and when they woke him (after attempting it twice before) he was talking but incoherent. He suffered a subarachoid hemorrage (SAH) and moderate diffuse axonal injury (DAI). At first they though he might end up in a persistent vegetative state based on MRI's which looked very bad before waking him if he survived but he had a spectacular recovery and after a few months of inpatient rehab in a TBI focused skilled nursing facility.. he was able to walk and communicate and avoided a shunt for a mild hydrocephalus that had developed. Years later though he still has a moderately severe short term memory deficit (and has difficulties dealing with it), some cognitive deficits and some minor gait issues. It has dramatically impacted his life. The drugs he needed to take during the early recovery time alone (including an anti-psychotic) caused a lot weight gain and brought on things like sleep apnea.. which does not help.

    They don't provide much specific info about Adonis and the exact nature of the TBI (severity of DAI if he suffered this etc) but i remember the doctors saying the longer they keep a person sedated, generally speaking, the worse the outcome. His family should stay near him and as he stabilizes and improves they should talk to him even if he is not very communicative back and tell him encouraging things with no negative talk... tell him how well he is doing etc.. and also let him rest as well which is very important. Anyway, I do wish him and his family well and I hope that he has the best recovery that is possible given the particulars of his injuries.
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  9. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Member Full Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Bellew is gonna push hard for a rematch now.
  10. houmzz

    houmzz Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    The fight itself was great but it looks bad. I think he took too much damage in sparring prior the fight. I don't think he will be the same ever again. He will be disabled for rest of his life. The swelling on brain is the key issue why they are kepping him sedated so long, they try to minimize it but with minimal effect so far. But the toughest part will be waking him up and what happens after that.
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  11. djfonti

    djfonti Member Full Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Used to torture women. I didn't know that. I'm not going to go as far as saying he deserves it but I'm finding it really hard to care right now, a total piece of ****.
  12. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 Rebel Son booted Full Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    This is the hurt business.

    These things happen.
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  13. JordanK2406

    JordanK2406 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 27, 2017
    I’m hoping that for his families sake Stevenson does make a full recovery or the best that he can as it must be awful what his family is going through. Get well soon Stevenson
  14. teemy

    teemy Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 5, 2007
    Interesting pre-fight article about Adonis Stevenson: Double standards
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  15. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    That is a s__t article because it doesn't mention why so many single him out. It's not because he has a criminal past, not because of the pimping in general, but for the extreme sadistic brutality that came with it. "Normal" people wouldn't even come up with the sick things he did to these girls, and THAT is what it's about.
    Like mentioned there are many boxers that have a past, but there's a past and there's his past.

    That said, I feel for his family though.
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