But under Steward's steady hand, Klitschko rebuilt himself into a heavyweight force and one of the most dominant heavyweight champions in history. "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. Er war Chef des Kronk-Stalls in Detroit, sein erster Boxer, der einen WM-Titel errang, war Duane Thomas 1980 (WBA-Weltmeister im Leichtgewicht). 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. He will be missed by all of us.". 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. We enjoyed those days! Stewards Eltern trennten sich bereits während seiner Kindheit. The Hall of Fame joins the worldwide boxing world in mourning the passing of a legend.". Steward, der den Beruf des Elektrikers erlernte, wurde 1963 als Amateur-Boxer „National Golden Gloves Champion“ im Bantamgewicht. 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. [3] He was an important part of our boxing community.". Steward began working with Klitschko in 2004, and their first fight resulted in a knockout loss to Lamon Brewster. "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. "Emanuel thank you for giving it all for our sport and for giving me your great advice. “I will never kick my brother when he’s down. How will Ryan Garcia fare in biggest test? He was in Lewis' corner when he stopped McCall in their 1997 rematch to regain the title. 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. In January 2008, Danny Flexen spoke to Andy Lee and Emanuel Steward about a journey they expected to complete together. Emanuel Steward (* 7. Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn't the only way to win in boxing. JavaScript is required for full functionality on this website, but scripting is currently disabled. Emanuel Steward had trained and/or managed over 40 world-champion boxers. 1992: Eddie Futch | 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. Emanuel Steward, one of the most eminent boxing trainers of the modern era, whose stable of fighters included Lennox Lewis, Tommy Hearns, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko, died on … 2009: Freddie Roach | Canelo overpowers Smith in unanimous decision win, Frank Sanchez sends Julian Fernandez out the ring with a vicious KO, Frank Sanchez scores impressive KO of Julian Fernandez on the Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith undercard. Until we meet again my friend.". Emanuel Steward was born in Bottom Creek, West Virginia, on July 7, 1944. Klitschko, who is training in Austria for a Nov. 10 title defense against Mariusz Wach, knew the gravity of Steward's illness and was forced this week to announce a replacement for Steward for the fight, tapping Steward disciple and pro heavyweight Johnathon Banks, a Kronk Gym product. I know he will be with us in spirit along the way and we will accomplish these goals in his honor. Steward was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. "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. 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 … 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. Real or not: Ryan Garcia-Gervonta Davis next? 2005: Dan Birmingham | Most of all I will miss our friendship. 2016: Shane McGuigan;| What does Mike Tyson's future in boxing look like? It is with a heavy heart that realization of what I hoped were just rumors are now in fact true. Trotz dieses Erfolges und einer Kampfbilanz von 94 Siegen und 3 Niederlagen wurde er aber nie Profi. Brophy said the flags at the Hall of Fame would fly at half-staff in his memory. Javan 'Sugarhill' Steward is Tyson Fury's new trainer Credit: Getty Images Who is Javan 'Sugarhill' Steward? As a cornerman, he commanded respect because of his strategic genius and for having the knack of saying the right thing at the right time during the heat of battle. Five months later, Hearns destroyed Pipino Cuevas in two rounds to win a welterweight title. Bashir trained and served as an assistant under legendary trainer Emanuel Steward for 17 years out of the famous Kronk Gym. Steward got a lot of the credit for helping Klitschko mentally as much as he did for training him physically. 2017: Anatolij Lomatschenko;| He died on October 25, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. 2001: Bouie Fisher | Steward and Lewis went 16-1-1 together before Lewis retired as champion in 2004, but they remained close. 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. Emanuel Steward trained 41 world champions, and his heavyweights accumulated a record of 34-2-1 in title fights. A younger generation of boxing fans knew him as an expert analyst on HBO's boxing telecasts. Most recently, Bashir trained Oleksandr Usyk to win the undisputed Cruiserweight championship of the World. 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. Lee, who briefly held the WBO middleweight title, was trained by Steward before Steward's untimely passing in … 2012: Robert Garcia | We were also friends and I know I am going to miss him as so many others will too. Steward war an Divertikulitis erkrankt. Steward was named trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1993 and 1997. I'd say Emanuel Steward...For the simple fact that he holds the record for the most wins in a title bout. Er starb am 25. Oktober 2012 in einem Detroiter Krankenhaus im Alter von 68 Jahren. He said, 'There's this heavyweight coming to the gym, it's Andy Lee's cousin.'" He was 68. Zwischenzeitlich war er unter anderem für Naseem Hamed, Óscar de la Hoya und Julio César Chávez tätig. 2008: Freddie Roach | Stewards Eltern trennten sich bereits während seiner Kindheit. http://www.bokser.org/ - Emanuel Steward about all time TOP 10 in heavyweight division Bis zu seinem Tod war er Trainer von Schwergewichts-Weltmeister Wladimir Klitschko. Although Steward was schooled as an electrician, he began coaching amateur fighters as a part-time coach in 1971 at the Kronk Gym, which he helped transform from the basement of a community center into a breeding ground for professional champions, who would walk to the ring wearing the unmistakable red and gold Kronk colors. Fighters also loved him for his generosity and for the father-figure role he often played in their lives. For the next 30-plus years, Steward had a constant stable of champions, some of whom he was with from the early days of their careers and some more established fighters who sought him out because of his reputation. You will be greatly missed. 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. Could Joshua and Fury vacate their titles? He was married to Marie Steele. Why is Canelo Alvarez facing Avni Yildirim, and how will the fight play out? Emanuel Steward, Actor: The Fighter. 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. His contributions to the sport and to HBO will never be forgotten. Nach diesem Kampf wechselte Steward die Seiten und blieb bis zu dessen Karriereende Trainer von Lennox Lewis. Emanuel Steward always stood for the best that boxing could offer. He was hired by boxers from all over the globe. This was unheard of in the boxing world. Steward kept his usual busy schedule through the summer, training middleweight contender Andy Lee -- who lived with Steward -- for his loss to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 16, and Klitschko for his title-retaining sixth-round knockout win against Tony Thompson in their July 7 rematch. '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. 1991: Eddie Futch | 1989: George Benton | 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. While in Detroit he also met and trained with Emanuel’s nephew, and apprentice, SugarHill Steward. 1996: Don Turner | Erst mit Michael Moorer hatte er einen bekannten Schwergewichtler, der ihn aber nach seinem Sieg über Bert Cooper verließ. "I learned a lot from him during our professional relationship and I will be forever grateful for his help during that time. He was also hurt by the third-round knockout loss Hearns suffered against Marvelous Marvin Hagler challenging for the middleweight title in their all-time great 1985 showdown. 2002: Buddy McGirt | Emanuel "Manny" Steward was an American boxer, trainer, and commentator for HBO Boxing. Victoria Kirton, Steward's executive assistant, told The Associated Press that Steward died in a Chicago hospital Thursday afternoon. 1997: Emanuel Steward | Rest in peace Emanuel. Im Alter von 12 Jahren zog er dann mit seiner Mutter nach Detroit. "We are all grieving the passing of our friend Emanuel Steward," Arum said. 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. Im Alter von 12 Jahren zog er dann mit seiner Mutter nach Detroit. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 20. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul: What you need to know about their exhibition bout. 2007: Enzo Calzaghe | 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. Steward said it was the most painful experience of his life, boxing or otherwise. Bashir has trained notable heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Shannon Briggs and Eddie Chambers. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED January 25, 2008. Emanuel Steward, boxing trainer: a legendary career, in pictures. 1990: George Benton | Emanuel Steward was born on July 7, 1944 in Bottom Creek, West Virginia, USA. 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. 2014: Freddie Roach | 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. He often took fighters in to live with him in his Detroit home, training them by day and parenting them by night. Emanuel Steward, whose alumni included boxing legends Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko has died at the age of 68. "There are no adequate words to describe the enormous degree of sadness and loss we feel at HBO Sports with the tragic passing of Manny Steward," HBO Sports president Ken Hershman said. 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. In 1977, he led one of those amateurs into the pro ranks. Anthony Joshua removes doubt with Kubrat Pulev win, but is he ready for Tyson Fury? "I'm completely devastated by the passing of my long time friend, mentor and trainer Emanuel 'Manny' Steward," Lewis said in a statement. "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. Training fighters was not just a job for Steward. "He brought the very, very best out of me," Hearns once said of his trainer. 2000: Félix Trinidad senior | My prayers and condolences go out to his family at this very difficult time.". Steward, who was born in West Virginia in 1944 and moved 11 years later to the Motor City, trained boxers born and raised in Detroit such as Hearns. ... We've truly lost one of (boxing's) crown jewels. Steward, who also managed many of the fighters he trained, worked with more than two dozen champions during his decades-long career. 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. "He was a great ambassador for the sport, always promoting boxing wherever he traveled. 2004: Dan Birmingham | Ab 1971 war Steward als professioneller Boxtrainer tätig. 1993: Emanuel Steward | YouTube star Jake Paul to return to the ring in April, Real or not: Joshua-Fury biggest fight in '21; Mayweather-Paul too much of a sideshow, Devin Haney's picture-perfect 2021: 'I want to fight for all the belts', Boxing's all-redemption team: Why Vasiliy Lomachenko, Deontay Wilder and others can bounce back in 2021. I'll miss his smile, his frank no-holds-barred truthfulness and our discussions on boxing and life. He was the first child of Manuel, a coal miner, and Catherine Steward. Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn't the only way to win in boxing. 2011: Virgil Hunter | Ex-heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis has spoken of his devastation at the death of long-term trainer and close friend Emanuel Steward. 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“. "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. We are grateful for Emanuel Steward's many contributions to our city and his impact on generations of young people.". His efforts produced many world class fighters and champions including Tommy Hearns, Milt McCrory, Michael Moorer and many more. Canelo Alvarez wants to unify at 168, but should he really close the door on a GGG trilogy? He was an institution unto himself and I'm proud to have had him in my corner for so many years. He built a Detroit gym into one of the world's best-known boxing centers. "Emanuel Steward embodied our city's toughness, our competitive spirit, and our determination to always answer the bell. Throughout his incredible career, Steward reportedly trained 41 world champions, perhaps, the most noteworthy were Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. "I will miss our time together," Klitschko said. Juli 1944 in Bottom Creek, West Virginia; † 25. 1995: Félix Trinidad senior | Manny! He became interested in boxing at age 8 after he was given a pair of boxing gloves as a Christmas gift. 1998: Jack Mosley | "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. “Nate, I’m proud of you and I will always stand behind all my brothers,” Mayweather wrote on Instagram. Pound-for-pound rankings: Did Canelo Alvarez jump Terence Crawford after latest win? Andy Lee has warned that Tyson Fury will approach Saturday's fight in typical 'Kronk-fashion,' which values securing a finish above anything else. How high is Shakur Stevenson's ceiling in 2021? How about Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney? Although Steward was part of many big wins, he had his share of hurtful defeats. Bis in die 1990er Jahre trainierte er vor allem schlagstarke Boxer in den unteren Gewichtsklassen. He always gave back to the community and never forgot where he came from. The BWAA voted him manager of the year in 1980 and 1989. 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'. But his calling was as a trainer, not as a fighter. Klitschko and Steward shared a close bond that went deeper than simply trainer and fighter. Legendary boxing trainer Steward dies at 68, Boxer or spectacle? You will always be in my mind," Cotto tweeted. Holyfield last fought in 2011. Dort fing er mit dem Boxen an und trainierte im Brewster Recreation Center, in dem früher auch Joe Louis trainiert hatte.[3]. 2013: Freddie Roach | Steward betreute Evander Holyfield bei dessen einzigem Sieg über Riddick Bowe und Oliver McCall bei dessen Sieg über Lennox Lewis. Ten bells do not seem enough to mourn his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.". Manny was giving, selfless, compassionate and stern. Seven of the losses occurred after he turned 35. "(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. "His founding and leadership of the Kronk Gym in Detroit was outstanding. He is one of the most respected individuals in the boxing industry. 2010: Freddie Roach | Dort fing er mit dem Boxen an und trainierte im Brewster Recreation Center, in dem früher auch Joe Louis trainiert hatte. 1994: Teddy Atlas | 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism. 1999: Miguel Diaz | Er wurde bekannt als Trainer der Schwergewichts-Weltmeister Lennox Lewis und Wladimir Klitschko. Emanuel Steward trained more than 40 world champions, primarily working out of his Kronk gym in a Detroit basement. "The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. Well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade.". The 58-year-old is 44-10-2 (1) in his career. 2006: Freddie Roach | As an amateur fighter, Steward compiled a 94-3 record and won a 1963 National Golden Gloves title as a bantamweight. Emanuel Steward, who trained world champions Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko among others, has died at 68. Dezember 2020 um 17:22 Uhr bearbeitet. Does Errol Spence Jr. still have KO power? "It is not often that a person in any line of work gets a chance to work with a legend. Fights we want to see in 2021, including Lopez-'Tank' Davis and, yes, Pacquiao vs. McGregor, Ryan Garcia proved he's more than a social media star, belongs among best lightweights, Sports and entertainment stars react to Ryan Garcia's TKO of Luke Campbell, Felix Alvarado retains title, but his twin brother, Rene, loses his by a point. "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. But he had been hospitalized since September, causing him to miss two HBO broadcasts, and underwent surgery. 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. His energy, enthusiasm and bright smile were a constant presence. It was Hearns, who became a star and with whom Steward found fame and glory. Steward had coincidentally trained McCall to the win over Lewis on Sept. 24, 1994. Kronk Gym is a boxing gym located in Detroit, once led by trainer Emanuel Steward. Steward trained then-welterweight champion De La Hoya in 1997. 2003: Freddie Roach | 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. "With the loss of Emanuel Steward, we have lost a true Detroit icon," Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said. 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