Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward has sadly passed away
aged 68, heavyweight contender Jonathan Banks has stated on
"He's gone but NEVER!! will be forgotten. You fought a good
fight you finished your course. With tears i'm saying.R.I.P.
Emanuel steward," Banks wrote.
Steward was rumoured to have been battling against bowel cancer,
but his sister, Diane Steward-Jones, said earlier this week that he
was in fact hospitalised by diverticulosis, a serious stomach
Steward, who has been inducted into the International Boxing
Hall of Fame, boxed as an amateur during the 1950s and 1960s,
winning the national Golden Gloves title at bantamweight in
But it is his work as a trainer which earned him a reputation
amongst the sport's all-time greats.
His Kronk gym in Detroit was renowned for producing a string of
world title winners, including Hilmer Kenty, Gerald McClellan and
During the late 1990s and early 2000s he trained British world
champions Lennox Lewis and Naseem Hamed.
In recent years he has also masterminded Wladimir Klitschko's
domination of the heavyweight division as well as working a colour
commentator for HBO.
Everyone at Hatton Promotions sends their best wishes to his
family and friends.