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W. Klitschko on Steward, Says Coach Fell To Cancer

Emanuel Steward, longtime coach of Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko, is dead. The 68-year-old died from cancer in his hometown Detroit. In his career, Steward trained champions like Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Thomas Hearns amongst many others. 1996 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Wladimir Klitschko: “Boxing has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Emanuel Steward. Vitali and I, along with the entire Team Klitschko, send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Emanuel's family and friends. It is not often that a person in any line of work gets a chance to work with a legend, well I was privileged enough to work with one for almost a decade. I will miss our time together. The long talks about boxing, the world, and life itself. Most of all I will miss our friendship. 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. I know he will be with us in spirit along the way and we will accomplish these goals in his honor. “

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by "Smokin Sugar" on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=tusc1976;12640361]Uh, it really depends on how long he had it and most importantly, what kind of cancer it was! Much love and respect for this legend and family....RIP[/QUOTE] No the Cancer industry kills people with their so called medicine and…

Comment by tusc1976 on 10-26-2012

[QUOTE=spoonwars;12640070]You don't die from cancer that quick, you die that quick from the so-called treatment you pay big bucks to the money-hungry medical industry. In any case, it sucks to keep seeing all these valued boxing contributors reportedly die from…

Comment by spoonwars on 10-26-2012

You don't die from cancer that quick, you die that quick from the so-called treatment you pay big bucks to the money-hungry medical industry. In any case, it sucks to keep seeing all these valued boxing contributors reportedly die from…

Comment by Underboss on 10-25-2012

Boxing just got hit with a blow, another legend gone. The sport will never be the same. RIP Emmanuel.

Comment by SnoopySmurf on 10-25-2012

Holy ****. This is sad news. Very sad.

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