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Lewis was the best,

Posted October 28, 2012 2:45 pm 


Lennox’s comment where he starts with “i was the best” was a new low for lennox. just sad

Posted October 28, 2012 12:26 am 


What a huge loss to boxing especially at this time. This was a huge shocker I dont think anyone knew how bad this was. There shouldve been some special films with steward. just volumes. getting his knowledge and experience and life into a detailed volume. thats how important I think emanuel was. huge loss to boxing. and huge blunder stewards knowledge and experience was not layed out.

Posted October 28, 2012 12:25 am 


Widowtaker39 – don’t get so emotional, don’t forget to breath. Emanuel was key to WK’s success. Math is easy when you take away the major denominator. Lewis was Emanuels favorite, Lewis listened to every instruction, WK not so much. WK will fight no ones from now on, just K2’s little German shows …zzzz zzzzz zzzzzz

Posted October 27, 2012 6:40 pm 


Being a huge boxing fan and Having worked in the funeral industry for several years, I would like to induce a thought provoking question. What is the most important thing on a tombstone? Well that would be the “-” in between when you were born and when you pass. The “-” represents your whole life- your aspirations as a child, your trial an error as a young adult, the friends whose lives you touched, your successes, etc… Manny’s “-” is full of a life of great aspirations, successes and friends friends from all over the globe. Thanks for the memories, you will be missed greatly Mr. Steward . My condolences to family and friends, I ask God to comfort all effected personally from his passing.

Posted October 27, 2012 10:45 am 


Scumbags like ‘Blessing’ would love for that to happen but it won’t. Hope Blessing gets hit by a bus soon for tainting this tribute to Emanuel with his selfish comments.

Posted October 26, 2012 7:43 pm 


Now watch the decline of WK.

Posted October 26, 2012 6:02 pm 

Op Amp


Posted October 26, 2012 2:55 pm 



Posted October 26, 2012 12:20 pm 


Classy commentary by Klitschko befitting a terrific trainer, boxing legend and by most accounts a GREAT human being… Wlad will go down as one of Stewards best efforts and a testament to his ongoing work ethic and relevance in the sport even as time and disease took their toll…. RIP Manny

Posted October 26, 2012 10:54 am 


RIP E Steward

Posted October 26, 2012 9:01 am 


This is indeed a very sad day for boxing. Stewart was a class act and incredibly knowledgable. I will miss his commentary and his writings. Beautiful words by Wladimir!

Posted October 26, 2012 6:04 am 

The final bell

What a sad day for boxing, boxing has lost one of the most significant and important figures it had. Wish more words could be put down to describe how I feel, but right now watching boxing just won’t feel the same. RIP Emanuel, and my sympathy to his family and friends and the boxers.

Posted October 26, 2012 5:52 am 

RIP Manny

This will change the HW scene

Posted October 26, 2012 2:10 am 


As much as I don’t like Boxtradamus… I have to say. that ain’t him.. it’s some heartless impersonator… who feels.. disgracing Emmanuel Steward is okay when insulting Boxtradamus.. smh

Posted October 26, 2012 1:37 am 


Boxtra = Complete scumbag!

Posted October 26, 2012 12:56 am 


Good bye friend. R.I.P Emanuel

Posted October 26, 2012 12:33 am 


“UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MY FRIEND” VLADIMIR KLICHKO SAID. Vlad is a living legend. Respect to you champ! RIP Manny…

Posted October 26, 2012 12:16 am 


You’re predicting a death? And claiming that a man who saved ppl from the street is in hell? You are the embodiment of classless commentary.

Posted October 25, 2012 11:50 pm 


Dang I just saw this news now !!!!! I can’t believe this. No not Manny. It wasnt Mannys time !!!!!

Posted October 25, 2012 9:48 pm 


Nice post TJ

RIP Manny!


Posted October 25, 2012 7:47 pm 


I heard he had been VERY ill recently and predicted his DEATH within ONE MONTH!!! I am the greatest prophet alive!!! See you in HELL Manny!!!!

Posted October 25, 2012 7:25 pm 


I love you Emanuel Steward ! R.I.P

Posted October 25, 2012 6:05 pm 


Great Man and Great Trainer. He had that rare combination of wisdom, intelligence, and genuine goodness.

Posted October 25, 2012 5:22 pm 


SAD, SAD DAY today as I’ve had confirmation of the death of one of the Great trainers of any era, the one and only EMANUEL STEWARD….

I pray he rests in peace and his family can find comfort in the fact that he was both brilliant and a true genius in his role that spanned more than 50 years both with the amateurs (incl. U.S. Olympic squads) and the professionals….

MANNY was one of the main reasons I got into boxing over 30 years ago with his charge THOMAS HITMAN HEARNS I was lured into the noble art and captivated by this duo…..

As the leader of the conveyor belt of fighters at the KRONK GYMNASIUM Detroit, I got behind the whole team for more than 20 glorious years and they served as my inspiration and filled my formative years, letting me know that hard work and dedication would eventually lead to good rewards in life.

Thomas Hearns will always be my favourite fighter and standing side-by-side with him was Emanuel Steward… the two of them are synonymous with each other.

I am filled with great sadness and loss…..

I came on this page initially to debate Hearns and then we rambled on to many other situations in boxing, but time and again Manny’s name came up in my posts, lately with how he trained OLIVER McCALL to smash LENNOX LEWIS to bits and then conversely he trained LENNOX to engineer a win over Mccall…..

Manny’s legacy was not only to have trained some of my favourite fighters such as Hearns and JIMMY PAUL of the Kronk to world titles, but to then be the MR FIX IT MAN to resurrect careers such as Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko to world titles and to take the likes of BAD INTENTIONS Jermain Taylor to the forefront of the boxing table….

With each year we lose more and more of the greats of yesteryear whether it be GEORGIE BENTON,. BOUIE FISCHER, ANGELO DUNDEE, SIR HENRY COOPER, BAD BENNIE BRISCOE, and so many more…..

The sad fact is these greats and their knowledge, input, links with the past greats such as RAY ARCEL are lost forever…

Goodbye and goodnight Emanuel Steward, I am still shocked and saddened but I will remember you as one of the great coaches, who knew what boxing was about….

Keeping things simple, mastering the mind as the ultimate weapon and mastering teh fundamentals…..

Your like we will never see again…..

God bless you and may you Rest in Eternal Peace.

Posted October 25, 2012 5:22 pm 


Rip Manny

Posted October 25, 2012 5:15 pm 


Thats crap! Really crap. RIP

Posted October 25, 2012 5:09 pm 


Rest In Peace Manny. I actually met him once here in Atlanta a few years ago when he stopped by the restaurant in the airport I was working at.

Posted October 25, 2012 5:08 pm 


I love Wladimir’s foreward looking comment…, “Until we meet again my friend.”

Posted October 25, 2012 5:06 pm 


The HBO coverage will not be the same, i loved listening to him commentate, this is truly very sad.

Posted October 25, 2012 5:04 pm 


Really sad to hear that. A true great.

Posted October 25, 2012 5:01 pm 


Sad day for boxing ,words cannot express the tremendous loss the sport has just suffered .My condolences to his family .His legacy and teachings will never be forgotten !

Posted October 25, 2012 4:57 pm 


R.I.P. Emanuel, One of the greatest trainers of all time! And he was great on HBO too! Its a sad sad day

Posted October 25, 2012 4:54 pm 

Gonzo the Dragonborn

edit> such a shame he’s gone

Posted October 25, 2012 1:22 pm 

Gonzo the Dragonborn

This is just absolutely awful news. I heard the rumours yesterday but then read a statement by his sister saying that he was still alive. There’s no one in boxing I enjoyed listening to be interviewed more than him. Such a shame his gone. RIP you will be missed by many . :(

Posted October 25, 2012 1:21 pm 


Rest in peace Manny.

Posted October 25, 2012 1:00 pm 


god bless Stewy !

Posted October 25, 2012 12:47 pm 


I was going to work when I got a call from a friend that told me Manny had died. I called off work pulled a U turn and now at home door shut in my room watching old tapes of Manny commentating. This man added so much to boxing. He was a good role model. Lived a clean life and was a good person. You will be missed R.I.P. Manny !

Posted October 25, 2012 12:40 pm 



Posted October 25, 2012 12:34 pm 

Israel Colon

Rest in Peace, I never got to speak to you I met you in 1999 in the Boxers Hall Of Fame, NY! Class act! Smiles always, I’m touched by your passing! A very SAD day in Boxing! You will be missed! Rest now, look down at the wonderful work that you have left behind! Thank you for being such a kind person!!!!!

Posted October 25, 2012 12:29 pm 


Just ignore Boxtra he is a straight up loser. Lets focus our attetion to Steward and the kind of person he was. He was a good man. RIP !

Posted October 25, 2012 12:24 pm 


Boxtradamus I really hope Eastsideboxing bans you for life. Alot of people are sad on here and just because some person has tears you put him down. A legend died and you say something like that. I hope the mods see you and ban you 4 life.

Posted October 25, 2012 12:21 pm 


R.I.P To one of the greatest trainers and general boxing minds of all time. A true legend.

Posted October 25, 2012 12:19 pm 


Really sad news. RIP legend

Posted October 25, 2012 12:16 pm 


Tears are running down my face as I read this sad news.

Posted October 25, 2012 12:14 pm 


Can’t even begin to grasp how shocked and saddened Wlad and everybody close to him are right now, after so many years being so close to him not just for the sport but as true close friends. Rest in Peace Emanuel, you’ll be missed by the boxing fans all over the world.

Posted October 25, 2012 12:00 pm 


Have a good journey Emanuel Steward and thanks for the memories

Posted October 25, 2012 11:54 am 


Jonathan Banks won’t be able to do for Wlad what Manny did. Steward will be missed, but I almost feel like Wach and his team are secretly thanking their stars like circling vultures over a wounded lion right now.

Posted October 25, 2012 11:40 am 


He will be missed, who will train Klitschko now I wonder.

Posted October 25, 2012 11:25 am 


From what I hear this is a rumor. He’s sick but not dead.

Posted October 25, 2012 11:24 am 


God bless Steward. He gave so much to boxing

Posted October 25, 2012 11:20 am 


This is so sad. A Real shocker Emanuel was one of my favorites. A real good person. Boxing took in a major loss today !

Posted October 25, 2012 11:18 am 

Roswitha Baltes

I will never forget the last 8 years and Emanuel Steward and Wladimir Klitschko, they both together. Very very sad this will not happen again. So sad. But Emanuel Steward can be very proud of what he done with Wladimir and Lennox Lewis. They both become HOF Heavyweight Champions. Thank you Emanuel Steward for all the nice hours, for watching you and Wladimir in the public workout and in the ring. Unforgetable hours of our life. Rest in peace. The greatest boxing trainer ever.

Posted October 25, 2012 11:10 am 


This isn’t true! I can’t be…..??

Posted October 25, 2012 11:09 am 


Rest In Peace Emmanuel it was an honor to have seen u in person … Sucks that i couldnt speak to u but u are honestly a true legend in Boxing … HBO will never be the same without your commentary. RIP

Posted October 25, 2012 11:08 am 


Very sad news, although on MaxBoxing his sister has said the rumours are untrue. Lets hope they’re right.

Posted October 25, 2012 11:07 am 


RIP. He will be missed.

Posted October 25, 2012 10:59 am 


Please say it isn’t so. RIP

Posted October 25, 2012 10:56 am 


may god rest his soul…a classic act throughout , inside / outside of the ring…one of the best trainers of all time…

Posted October 25, 2012 10:51 am 

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