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RIP Emanuel Steward

The sport of boxing lost a great man today. Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward passed away at age 68.

A related article can be found at the link below courtesy of Dan Raphael at ESPN:

Famed Trainer Emanuel Steward Dies

I was fortunate to be in camp with Emanuel for a few weeks in 2008. Despite his obvious celebrity status, he was as down to earth as anyone. He would gladly talk boxing with anyone who was interested. He never acted like he was superior to others. Emanuel was knowledgeable of course, yet humble and real.

The interview below showcases not only his passion for boxing, but also his down to earth personality. I could listen to him speak like this all day without losing interest.

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RIP to a legend whose memories will never be forgotten…

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  1. Eric October 25th, 2012 5:45 pm

    Seems like boxing is losing a lot of people as of late. Frazier, Lyle, Michael Dokes, Corrie Sanders, Angelo Dundee, and now Emanuel Steward. Hopefully, boxing will regain the prestige it held while these men were at the top of their game. It’s a shame because Wlad Klitschko who was trained by Steward is extremely underrated, as is his brother Vitali. Hard to believe it was over 30 years ago when Thomas Hearns and Ray Leonard fought for the undisputed welterweight title

  2. Nedyalko Yankov October 28th, 2012 9:19 pm

    Rest in peace to a great name in the world of boxing.

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