Emmanuel Steward, Boxing Trainer for Evander Holyfield, Dies at 68
Emmanuel Steward built a legacy by developing and training some of the greatest boxers in the world. On Oct. 25, Steward died at the age of 68.
During his legendary career, Steward helped prize fighters such as Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Osar De La Hoya, Wladimer Klitschko and Thomas Hearns win world class titles.
Hearns was Steward’s first champion fighter to train out of his Kronk gym in Detroit’s inner city. The gym eventually became a haven for troubled teens to find an outlet that kept them away from the streets.
After Hearn’s career took off in the ’80s, Steward begin training other top fighters and eventually developed a reputation for being one of the wisest boxing experts in the sport.
Steward also served as a commentator for HBO Sports and its “Boxing After Dark” series.