R.I.P. Emanuel Steward (1944-2012)
By FightFan.com Staff (25-Oct-2012)
FightFan.com has learned that legendary trainer and boxing icon Emanuel Steward passed away earlier today. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Steward, who had been hospitalized since undergoing surgery to treat an undisclosed illness in September. Steward was the lead trainer at the legendary Kronk Gym in Detroit MI, trained several all time greats including Tommy Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis and most recently Wladimir Klitschko. He had also been a regular commentator on HBO for several years and his absence will be felt by friends and fans all over the world.
Check out this candid RAPID FIRE interview we did with Steward back in 2006 as we caught up with him en route back to the media centre at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where he discusses Tommy Hearns, James Toney and Lennox Lewis’ place in the all-time heavyweight rankings.