Nearly two months after suffering a horrendous brain injury and being place into a coma, former world champion Adonis Stevenson has taken his first steps and is verbally communicating with his family.
Stevenson's girlfriend Simone God shared an update on his condition and stated that not only has he been making progress, but has now taken his first steps since waking up from a medically-induced coma. God said she believes Stevenson will be able to make a full recovery.
Below is the full statement updating Stevenson's condition.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 — As the first month of 2019 slowly comes to a close, I’d like to share an update on the health of our beloved boxing champion Adonis Stevenson.
Last month, I disclosed that Adonis had woken up and was healing from his injury in the private company of his family and his dedicated medical team. Today, I am happy to share that after months of grueling workouts and physical therapy, Adonis has taken his first few steps, and is working towards walking independently.
Despite his champion health, these improvements to his condition have not come easy. Adonis has pushed himself as the true champion that he is, incorporating courage and determination into his recovery. It has been a true gift to watch his health improve and we are grateful for every advancement he has made. Adonis is a world champion in the ring and continues to exhibit strength and perseverance in his rehabilitation.
Additionally, I am happy to share that Adonis is beginning to verbally communicate and is able to speak to our family, friends and his medical team. At this time, I am confident that our Superman will make a full recovery.
On behalf of Adonis and our family, I thank you once again for your messages and ongoing support. We are truly humbled by your love and well wishes.
The 41-year-old Stevenson suffered a "severe traumatic brain injury" after being knocked out by Oleksandr Gvozdyk in their WBC light heavyweight title fight on December 1, 2018. The loss ended Stevenson's world title reign which started in 2013.