My prayers and condolences go out to his family at this very difficult time.". His energy, enthusiasm and bright smile were a constant presence. Emanuel Steward, Actor: The Fighter. Ab 1971 war Steward als professioneller Boxtrainer tätig. 2013: Freddie Roach | He always gave back to the community and never forgot where he came from. Why is Canelo Alvarez facing Avni Yildirim, and how will the fight play out? Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul: What you need to know about their exhibition bout. He became interested in boxing at age 8 after he was given a pair of boxing gloves as a Christmas gift. What does Mike Tyson's future in boxing look like? Emanuel Steward, who trained world champions Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko among others, has died at 68. 2006: Freddie Roach | Oktober 2012 in einem Detroiter Krankenhaus im Alter von 68 Jahren. Erst mit Michael Moorer hatte er einen bekannten Schwergewichtler, der ihn aber nach seinem Sieg über Bert Cooper verließ. With a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a soothing voice, Steward developed unique bonds in and out of the ring with a long line of champions that included Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko. Bashir trained and served as an assistant under legendary trainer Emanuel Steward for 17 years out of the famous Kronk Gym. "For more than a decade, Manny was a respected colleague who taught us so much not only about the sweet science but also about friendship and loyalty. Manny! He was an important part of our boxing community.". Emanuel Steward (* 7. "He brought the very, very best out of me," Hearns once said of his trainer. Well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade.". But under Steward's steady hand, Klitschko rebuilt himself into a heavyweight force and one of the most dominant heavyweight champions in history. Although Steward was part of many big wins, he had his share of hurtful defeats. When he was 12, he moved with his mother to Detroit and began training at Brewster's Gym, the famed gym that produced the great Joe Louis. Most recently, Bashir trained Oleksandr Usyk to win the undisputed Cruiserweight championship of the World. He was the first child of Manuel, a coal miner, and Catherine Steward. Other champions he trained at one time or another included Mike McCallum, Jimmy Paul, Michael Moorer, Dennis Andries, Milton McCrory, Duane Thomas, Gerald McClellan, Evander Holyfield, Oliver McCall, John David Jackson, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Oscar De La Hoya, Naseem Hamed, Jermain Taylor, Chad Dawson, Miguel Cotto, and Cornelius "K9" Bundrage. During the ’90’s he was hired by many of the top boxers to either revive their careers or to improve their chances in super-fights. Manny always told me I was the best, but the truth is, he was the best and I'm grateful, privileged and honored to be counted among his many historic successes. ... We've truly lost one of (boxing's) crown jewels. 2001: Bouie Fisher | Bold predictions for 2021: A new "Four Kings" era; Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury will happen, Mikaela Mayer is already a world champ, but she wants more for herself, and for women's boxing, Why boxing is going to be different, and better, in 2021. Javan 'Sugarhill' Steward is Tyson Fury's new trainer Credit: Getty Images Who is Javan 'Sugarhill' Steward? I'd say Emanuel Steward...For the simple fact that he holds the record for the most wins in a title bout. The Legendary Kronk Gym Trainer Emanuel Steward 1944-2012 Emanuel “Manny” Steward (July 7, 1944 — October 25, 2012) was an American boxer, coach, and commentator for HBO Boxing. Ex-heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis has spoken of his devastation at the death of long-term trainer and close friend Emanuel Steward. 2011: Virgil Hunter | Oktober 2012 in Detroit, Michigan[1] oder Chicago, Illinois[2]) war ein US-amerikanischer Boxtrainer, der in die International Boxing Hall of Fame aufgenommen wurde. 2002: Buddy McGirt | Steward betreute Evander Holyfield bei dessen einzigem Sieg über Riddick Bowe und Oliver McCall bei dessen Sieg über Lennox Lewis. Seven of the losses occurred after he turned 35. “I will never kick my brother when he’s down. Throughout his incredible career, Steward reportedly trained 41 world champions, perhaps, the most noteworthy were Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. "(My brother) Vitali and I, along with the entire Team Klitschko, send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Emanuel's family and friends," Wladimir Klitschko said in a statement. He said, 'There's this heavyweight coming to the gym, it's Andy Lee's cousin.'" Steward was most closely identified with his work with three superstar fighters: multi-divisional world champion Thomas Hearns, who was with Steward from the beginning; former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis; and reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. 2014: Freddie Roach | Steward began working with Klitschko in 2004, and their first fight resulted in a knockout loss to Lamon Brewster. Klitschko and Steward shared a close bond that went deeper than simply trainer and fighter. Im Alter von 12 Jahren zog er dann mit seiner Mutter nach Detroit. He was married to Marie Steele. I'll miss his smile, his frank no-holds-barred truthfulness and our discussions on boxing and life. His efforts produced many world class fighters and champions including Tommy Hearns, Milt McCrory, Michael Moorer and many more. In January 2008, Danny Flexen spoke to Andy Lee and Emanuel Steward about a journey they expected to complete together. 1996: Don Turner | Emanuel Steward, revered as one of the best trainers in boxing history and whose Kronk Gym symbolized Detroit's gritty, blue-collar boxing scene and produced numerous world champions, died Thursday after a short illness. Rest in peace Emanuel. Manny was giving, selfless, compassionate and stern. Does Errol Spence Jr. still have KO power? Emanuel Steward was born on July 7, 1944 in Bottom Creek, West Virginia, USA. "With the loss of Emanuel Steward, we have lost a true Detroit icon," Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said. Kronk Gym is a boxing gym located in Detroit, once led by trainer Emanuel Steward. Five months later, Hearns destroyed Pipino Cuevas in two rounds to win a welterweight title. 2017: Anatolij Lomatschenko;| It was Hearns, who became a star and with whom Steward found fame and glory. There were other important fighters, too, under Steward's tutelage, including Hilmer Kenty, who became Steward's first professional champion in March 1980 when he won a lightweight world title by stopping Ernesto Espana in the ninth round at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit. During his career as a boxing trainer, Emanuel Steward trained more than 40 boxers, many of them to a very high level including Wladimir Klitschko, Tony Tucker and Lennox Lewis to name just a few; all of these men at some point became world champions. His sister, Diane Steward Jones, said the surgery was for the stomach disorder diverticulitis, although many others who knew Steward said it was for advanced cancer. He often took fighters in to live with him in his Detroit home, training them by day and parenting them by night. He is one of the most respected individuals in the boxing industry. But his calling was as a trainer, not as a fighter. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had been a friend of Steward's since the 1980s and promoted many of the fights involving the fighters he trained. "It brings me great grief and sadness to hear of the passing of one of the best and most respected trainers of this era, Emanuel Steward," De La Hoya said. "My team and I will carry on with the goals we had set while Emanuel was with us because that is exactly what Emanuel would have wanted. "We are all grieving the passing of our friend Emanuel Steward," Arum said. "Without a doubt, Emanuel Steward was one of the most accomplished and respected trainers in the history of boxing," said Ed Brophy, executive director of the Canastota, N.Y., shrine. He was 68. Born in West Virginia on July 7, 1944, Steward became interested in boxing at age 8 after he was given a pair of boxing gloves. Dezember 2020 um 17:22 Uhr bearbeitet. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED January 25, 2008. Nach diesem Kampf wechselte Steward die Seiten und blieb bis zu dessen Karriereende Trainer von Lennox Lewis. Canelo Alvarez wants to unify at 168, but should he really close the door on a GGG trilogy? Emanuel Steward trained more than 40 world champions, primarily working out of his Kronk gym in a Detroit basement. 'Boxing never lies': Ryan Garcia ready to prove he's more than a social media star, Why Canelo Alvarez is(n't) boxing's pound-for-pound king. We are grateful for Emanuel Steward's many contributions to our city and his impact on generations of young people.". Often called the Godfather of Detroit boxing, Steward was a beloved figure because of his outgoing personality, seemingly endless energy to talk about boxing with anyone who would approach him and his dedication to his fighters. 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Fighters also loved him for his generosity and for the father-figure role he often played in their lives. 2016: Shane McGuigan;| Steward and Lewis went 16-1-1 together before Lewis retired as champion in 2004, but they remained close. Holyfield last fought in 2011. 2018: Anatolij Lomatschenko, Biographie bei der International Boxing Hall-of-Fame, Emanuel Steward Dies at 68; Trainer of Boxing Champions, Detroit Kronk boxing icon Emanuel Steward dead at 68, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emanuel_Steward&oldid=206731165, Wikipedia:Defekte Weblinks/Ungeprüfte Archivlinks 2018-04, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. "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. In 1977, he led one of those amateurs into the pro ranks. None stung him more than when Hearns was knocked out in the 14th round by Sugar Ray Leonard in the memorable 1981 welterweight championship fight. Er starb am 25. 1999: Miguel Diaz | Er wurde bekannt als Trainer der Schwergewichts-Weltmeister Lennox Lewis und Wladimir Klitschko. Bashir has trained notable heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Shannon Briggs and Eddie Chambers. Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn't the only way to win in boxing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.". Ronaldo: I prefer boxing, UFC over football, Nakatani fights back from brink to beat Verdejo, Berlanga extends first-round KO streak to 16, Lawrence Okolie, Hughie Fury score one-sided victories, get closer to title opportunities, The remarkable KO streak of super middleweight Edgar Berlanga, Evander Holyfield to Mike Tyson: 'Sign the contract and get in the ring'. Steward war an Divertikulitis erkrankt. 2009: Freddie Roach | "Manny has helped me get through some of the biggest fights in my career and I only regret that I couldn't return the favor and see him through his biggest fight. But he had been hospitalized since September, causing him to miss two HBO broadcasts, and underwent surgery. We were also friends and I know I am going to miss him as so many others will too. Bis in die 1990er Jahre trainierte er vor allem schlagstarke Boxer in den unteren Gewichtsklassen. 2003: Freddie Roach | Emanuel "Manny" Steward was an American boxer, trainer, and commentator for HBO Boxing. Famed trainer Emanuel Steward dies Oct 25, 2012 Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer Emanuel Steward, revered as one of the best trainers in boxing history … Steward trained McCall when he knocked out Lewis to win a heavyweight title in 1994 in a huge upset and then took over Lewis' corner in 1995. 2015: Abel Sanchez | You will always be in my mind," Cotto tweeted. Emanuel Steward, whose alumni included boxing legends Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko has died at the age of 68. Steward, who also managed many of the fighters he trained, worked with more than two dozen champions during his decades-long career. Stewards Eltern trennten sich bereits während seiner Kindheit. Monday, March 15, 1999 5D Centerfield hopeful Kapler never lets up, Kaline says Hmm (mm shades' h gray By John Lowe Kree Press Sports Wriler LAKELAND, Ha. "The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. 2012: Robert Garcia | 2007: Enzo Calzaghe | While in Detroit he also met and trained with Emanuel’s nephew, and apprentice, SugarHill Steward. "I'm extremely grateful for the time that I was given with him and he will be severely missed by all who knew and loved him. Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn't the only way to win in boxing. 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