The boxing world suffered a great loss today with the death of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, he was 68. Steward first gained national exposure in the 1970's as the founder of the Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan and as the trainer of Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns. Over the years he has trained countless fighters and champions, including Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya. As a trainer, he ranks with the best of them.
He later became an analyst/commentator for HBO Boxing and became a central figure in a team that included at different times, Larry Merchant, Jim Lampley and max Kellerman. His up close and intimate knowledge of boxing and fighters allowed him to give an honest appraisal of the fights. he was fair minded, honest and unbiased in his opinions and always gave the fighters the respect they deserve. He will be missed.
Our condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Emanuel Steward.
|Emanuel Steward shown here with Tommy Hearns and Marvin hagler|