Boxer Adonis Stevenson ‘awake’ after coma
Canadian boxer Adonis Stevenson has regained consciousness from three weeks in a coma after a knockout loss, according to his girlfriend.
Simone "Sisi" God said on Twitter that the Haitian-born 41-year-old was awake.
"Despite recent reports being leaked to media, I wanted to clarify that Adonis is awake," she said on Saturday. "He is healing from his injury in the private company of his family and his dedicated medical team.
"Adonis is a world champion in the ring and is exhibiting that same grit, strength and determination in his recovery."
Boxing promoter Yvon Michel had told reporters in Canada on Thursday that the light heavyweight boxer remained unconscious.
But his girlfriend said "Adonis is spending time enjoying music and spending time with his family and sends his love and appreciation to you all".
The former light-heavyweight world champion was taken to hospital after a knockout loss to Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1 in Quebec City.
He had defended his title nine times since 2013 before the loss.