Legendary Boxing Trainer Emanuel Steward, 68, Pronounced Dead at Chicago Hospital

via Associated Press:

Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and a standout trainer for boxers including Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya, died Thursday. He was 68.

Victoria Kirton, Steward’s executive assistant, said Steward died Thursday at a Chicago hospital. She did not disclose the cause of death.

Steward trained, helped train or manage some of the greatest fighters of the past 40 years out of the Kronk, a dingy, overheated basement gym that produced world champions like Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Lennox Lewis.


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