Boxing Trainer Emanuel Steward dead at 68
The legendary trainer of Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, has died. Emanuel Steward was known for his intensive, and personal training style, where he'd make a point of sharing meals and rooms with his fighters, taking their training programs well beyond a 9-5 schedule.
Steward's accomplishments included training 41 world champions, with his heavyweights accumulating a combined record of 34-2-1 in title fights.
Causes of death are currently unknown.
Total Comments 7
10/25/2012 10:52pm, #2
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- Mar 2009
Did anyone see the Hearns vs. Hagler fight from the 80's? That's probably still the best 3 rounds in all of boxing, IMHO.
10/26/2012 1:33am, #3
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- Denver, Colorado
RIP Manny....lost one of the greats there.
10/26/2012 9:44am, #4
An amazing trainer; and all around class act. Boxing lost a lot when he passed.And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".
--Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.
10/27/2012 1:20am, #5"It is not often that a person in any line of work gets a chance to work with a legend, well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade...I will miss our time together. The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. Most of all I will miss our friendship."
-Vladimir Klitschko-"He was the most loyal, generous, positive spirited, broadly accepting man I've ever known...He had a positive impact on everyone he encountered."
-Jim Lampley-'I'm completely devastated by the passing of my long-time friend, mentor and trainer Emanuel 'Manny' Steward.
'Manny has helped me get through some of the biggest fights in my career and I only regret that I couldn't return the favour and see him through his biggest fight.
'We've maintained a close relationship and the last time we spoke he seemed his usual upbeat self so it was very disturbing to hear about his illness and rapid decline.
'It is with a heavy heart that realisation of what I hoped were just rumours are now in fact true. Manny always told me I was the best, but the truth is, HE was the best and I'm grateful, privileged and honoured to be counted among his many historic successes
-Lennox Lewis-"I learned a lot from him during our professional relationship and I will be forever grateful for his help during that time. We were also friends and I know I am going to miss him as so many others will, too. He was an important part of our boxing community."
-Oscar De La Hoya-"With the loss of Emanuel Steward, we have lost a true Detroit icon...Emanuel Steward embodied our city's toughness, our competitive spirit, and our determination to always answer the bell...We are grateful for Emanuel Steward's many contributions to our city and his impact on generations of young people."
-Detroit Mayor Dave Bing-"Manny was a respected colleague who taught us so much not only about the sweet science but also about friendship and loyalty...His energy, enthusiasm and bright smile were a constant presence. Ten bells do not seem enough to mourn his passing."
-HBO Sports President Ken Hershman-
10/27/2012 8:37pm, #6
10/29/2012 12:36am, #7
This is from memory, but Steward said something like this toward the end of the Joe Calzaghe, Michel(sp?) Kessler fight.
"The thing is, Kessler isn't doing anything wrong, he's just in there with a magnificent fighting machine named Joe Calzaghe".
10/30/2012 1:23am, #8
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- May 2003
Rest In Peace, Mr. Steward