Adonis Stevenson

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Stevenson Adonis (born 22 September 1977), best known as Adonis Stevenson, is a Haitian Canadian former professional boxer. He competed from 2006 to 2018. He won the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal light-heavyweight titles in 2013. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.[1] Stevenson was considered one of boxing's hardest punchers during his prime.[2][3][4]

He made ten successful defenses of the WBC and lineal titles until getting a life-threatening brain injury in his 2018 fight against Oleksandr Gvozdyk.[5]

In 2012, Stevenson said he was in jail in Quebec, on charges of managing prostitutes, assault, and making threats.[6]

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  1. Campbell, Brian (September 25, 2013). "Adonis Stevenson: 'I have the power'". ESPN. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. Harrison, Andrew (November 7, 2013). "Ranking boxing's 10 hardest punchers". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. Boxing News staff (April 26, 2018). "Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack face off in Toronto" Archived 2019-05-18 at the Wayback Machine. Boxing News. Newsquest. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. Willis, Georges (May 18, 2018). "Adonis Stevenson finally facing some real competition". New York Post. News Corp. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  5. Rafael, Dan (December 5, 2018). "Adonis Stevenson had emergency brain surgery, in stable but critical condition". ESPN. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  6. Boxing, Phil. "Boxer Adonis Stevenson admits criminal past after years of suspicion". The Philippine boxing Journal. Retrieved 11 December 2013.