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Emanuel was what every trainer should attempt to be.He understood the ups and downs of the boxer and the game as well.He was a teacher who loved and lived the sport to its fullest.He genuenly loved teaching and understood the kind of life a boxer,coach or trainer needed and how they must conduct themselves in order to be successful.”The love of the sport” was in his blood and its buracracy sometimes hard to understand.Having known Manny for 34 years as a boxing teacher and trainer was a wonderful experience….God bless….kenny weldon

Posted November 17, 2012 2:47 pm 


Yeah…unfortunately, even if K9 does apologize for the way he treated him, Emanuel isnt around to forgive him, although it would be a good gesture and I’m sure that Emanuels family and friends woul;d appreciate it. I have no doubt that Emanuel would forgive him though if he did sincerely feel bad about the whole thing, he was not a angry person and he had a huge heart. He really was and still is everything that is good about boxing.

Posted November 16, 2012 10:22 am 


I know what you mean, but I cant think of a time when someone I knew died that I didnt wish I had had a few extra moments with them or maybe handled things differently when they were alive. Maybe K9 should acknowledge that he wishes he did things differently before speaking about his death, but then again when talking about someone in past tense you try not to bring up anything negative around them. If K9 talked about their falling out, he would be criticized also. And in no way am I making excuses for K9, I know he didnt treat Manny right. Boxing is a tough business and a lot of fighters do become bitter at K9s age when they rarely get a break

Posted November 15, 2012 4:16 pm 


Disgrace, K9 may have not been close to Emanuel at all after parting ways. Emanuel probably didnt really like him even. But to question K9s appreciation for Manny isnt really your place. Im sure he has some regrets, as we all do.

Posted November 15, 2012 2:27 pm 


Great Interview Geoffrey, maybe you can do an interview with Jackie Kallen not many people know this but she also got her start n Boxing at the Kronk Gym.

Posted November 15, 2012 1:17 pm 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

I agree with Disgrace.

Posted November 15, 2012 7:20 am 


Bundrage should fight much more frequently.

Posted November 15, 2012 6:20 am 

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The Legacy of Emanuel Steward Part 4: Perspective from Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage

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