Tom Leyden of Detroit’s ABC Action News (Wxyz.com) confirms the death of legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, he was 68-years-old.
Steward’s sister Diane Steward-Jones, called Leyden at 3:29 p.m. on Thursday October 25, 2012 to confirm the passing of her brother.
The health of the hall of fame trainer suffered the past few months after undergoing surgery for diverticulosis, he never fully recovered and this week his health declined after more medical treatment. He passed away at his home.
Steward was the head trainer of the Kronk boxing gym in Detroit, Michigan, and has trained the likes of Hilmer Kenty, Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, Prince Naseem Hamed, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Miguel Cotto, and Wladimir Klitschko to name a few. He also worked for many years as commentator for HBO boxing events.
Emanuel Steward (July 7, 1944, died October 25, 2012) Rest in Peace to one of the greatest boxing minds you will be missed.