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 Last update:  11/13/2012       Read more by Boxing Photos         
   
Photos: Emanuel Steward's Funeral, Boxing World Mourns
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Emanuel Steward's funeral was attended by the masses, with many of the biggest names in boxing paying their respects at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. The Hall of Fame trainer and the man who made the Kronk Gym famous died of colon cancer last month. The memorial service saw Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Roy Jones Jr. and many other recognizable personalities paying their respects.

HBO Sports commentator Jim Lampley told the few thousand people at that they would need to travel to Canastota, N.Y. - home of the International Boxing Hall of Fame - to see anything close to the selection of sport's stars.

Aretha Franklin sang a stirring, goosebump-raising rendition of ''I'll Fly Away,'' as part of the 3-plus hour memorial in the Motor City.

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comment by ИATAS, on 11-14-2012
[QUOTE=Ravens Fan]Caveman Lee former middleweight champion? I do remember that Hagler whipped his butt and I don't remember him ever being being a champ.[/QUOTE] yeah. Probably meant to read "former middleweight title challenger".

comment by Ravens Fan, on 11-14-2012
Caveman Lee former middleweight champion? I do remember that Hagler whipped his butt and I don't remember him ever being being a champ.

comment by ИATAS, on 11-14-2012
Jim http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=C4&Date=20121113&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=211130811&Ref=PH&Item=43&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=60 Barkley http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=C4&Date=20121113&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=211130811&Ref=PH&Item=48&Maxw=620&Ma...

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Michael Moorer http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=C4&Date=20121113&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=211130811&Ref=PH&Item=18&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=60 Barkley & Hearns http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=C4&Date=20121113&Category=SPORTS&ArtNo=211130811&Ref=P...

comment by ИATAS, on 11-14-2012
Prentiss Byrd, Emanuel Steward's right hand man and co-founder of Kronk gym http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Sports/AP_Boxing/201211131444530982968-p2.jpg http://l.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/PWa.T0TEbsRzFQsNaWJAfA--/YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVvO2NoPTUxMjtjcj0xO2N3PTM5NztkeD0xO2R5PTE7Zmk9dWxjcm9wO2g9NTEyO3E9NzA7...

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