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There IS a God and MY GREATNESS is the proof…I didn’t make MYSELF GREAT. God created ME as GREAT….Smarten UP and realize that making to the Promised Land is the ULTIMATE Goal in life. LIFE is short but the after life is LONG. The time that YOU or anyone else roams the earth is but a DROP in the bucket of TIME. How long you roam the earth is not the factor in life. How GREAT you are when you are HERE and when you LEAVE is the factor. Manny and I are GREAT and WE will remain GREAT for ALL times. How about YOU???

Posted October 29, 2012 1:32 pm 


And yet this scum, Jesus freak below roams free, trolls forums, celebrates tragic deaths, etc. there is no god and this is proof.

Posted October 29, 2012 8:52 am 


There’s no reason to be sad. Stop being selfish and be HAPPY for Steward making it to the Promised Land. That’s what he would tell you if HE were here but since he isn’t I have to MAN UP and SAY it. I will join him and the other GREATS soon. SEE you there Manny. Just don’t try to outpick ME in Fights and you’ll be fine.

Posted October 27, 2012 10:14 pm 

k-2 Fan

Emanuel Stuart ; a great trainer , a good man . Rest in Peace !

Posted October 27, 2012 6:34 pm 



Posted October 27, 2012 1:34 pm 


God this is a shock. RIP Manny you were the greatest training ever

Posted October 27, 2012 2:12 am 


Steward will be sorely missed.

Posted October 27, 2012 1:26 am 


God bless Manny Steward.

Posted October 27, 2012 1:20 am 


It seems that once are a person is gone from this world you can tell how they have lived their life by the amount of people they have touched or helped in some way.From all of the nice and positive things everyone has said about Mr.Steward you know he had done just that.Looks like we have lost a great ambassador for the sport we love.

Posted October 27, 2012 12:59 am 


I am so sorry. I am so sad. I have been depressed over this. Manny why why why why ? I miss you

Posted October 27, 2012 12:53 am 

Fight Aficionado

‘I know when somebody dies, people go overboard with praise, but with Manny this is thoroughly justified. ‘ – True that, Neil. Well said.

Posted October 27, 2012 12:15 am 

Fight Aficionado

Great to read all the tributes to Manny Steward. I was also pleased to see Sports Center do a 5 minute feature on him the day he passed. Even a show that often ignores boxing knew the significance of his passing. I had tears in my eyes when that piece ended. He made his name training my favorite boxer of all time Tommy Hearns but his continued work with countless champs since filled out a huge legacy.

Posted October 27, 2012 12:12 am 


Bill Shankly never forgotten, like Emanuel Steward,he will leave something with Boxing.

Posted October 26, 2012 9:45 pm 

Do it for Manny

Wald will keep it going w/Johnathan Banks in charge. Klit haters better not celebrate.

Posted October 26, 2012 9:45 pm 


The Guy was amazing! His fighters became amazing because of him!
Here is hoping Wald keeps up the legacy!

Posted October 26, 2012 9:14 pm 

blue eye devil

Emmanuel Stewart was a class act. He was at the top of his profession, but always handled himself in a low key, thoughtful manner. He will be sorely missed in the world of boxing.

Posted October 26, 2012 8:54 pm 

Mr Rubes

Well let me just say again, Manny, I will really miss you on so many levels. As a commentator, a trainer, and simply as a voice that once I heard it was yours I immediately took attention. A genuine human being. All the very best.

Posted October 26, 2012 8:39 pm 

Ray Ray

Nice article its rare on this site that every1 is in total agreement on any article written, such is the man Emanuel Stewart….a true legend and all round likable guy. R.I.P Emanual. 1 of the good guys.

Posted October 26, 2012 8:22 pm 


Bless him.

Posted October 26, 2012 7:27 pm 


Huge loss for boxing! This man was a legend and might go down as the most successful trainer ever. I met him once and he was humble and easy to talk to. God Bless him and his family

Posted October 26, 2012 6:54 pm 


Lovely article, I too would like to send on my best wishes to his family and friends he will be sorely missed be me as well. I only knew him through interviews and on the tv but I still knew without a doubt that he was not only the best at what he did but that he was a super nice guy as well. R.I.P Mr. Stewart.

Posted October 26, 2012 6:07 pm 


BEAUTIFUL article!!! Representing a just as BEAUTIFUL Individual!!

Posted October 26, 2012 5:16 pm 


What a contribution you made to the sport you loved, a guy who will truly NEVER be forgotten nor marginalized… Manny Steward a man made the most of his time on this earth… We should all be so lucky…RIP Manny

Posted October 26, 2012 5:07 pm 


Manny was The Man!
HBO & The Boxing World was fortunate to have his highly regarded Wisdom of boxing…!!

Posted October 26, 2012 4:49 pm 


rubes has clearly had a class by-pass grasping for some k2 reflected glory from a legends death. The Klits statement reads between the lines – “business as usual” if I’m working at that level.

Posted October 26, 2012 4:30 pm 


I know when somebody dies, people go overboard with praise, but with Manny this is thoroughly justified. What a lovely man he was. RIP.

Posted October 26, 2012 4:10 pm 


rest in peace Manny. your interviews on e.s.b. were some of the best ever.

Posted October 26, 2012 3:54 pm 


“Manny always told me I was the best, but the truth is, he was the best and I’m grateful, privileged and honoured to be counted among his many historic successes.” – Lennox Lewis. There’s the full quote Mr Rubes and no you shouldn’t of brought that here. Emanuel did tell Lennox he was the best, filled him with confidence and Lewis knows where that came from and that without Steward he couldn’t of came back from the McCall loss like he did. Rest in Paradise to a great man, trainer and boxing god. We miss you so much.

Posted October 26, 2012 1:59 pm 

Damian, Ireland

Great article to salute the legend and the man, Emanuel Steward. Manny you left a legacy in boxing, may you rest in peace.

Posted October 26, 2012 1:52 pm 


Take notes fellows , this is how you live a good life. See you on the other side teacher

Posted October 26, 2012 1:47 pm 


According to what I’ve read thus far, no cause of death has been announced. I am anxious to know what caused his death. I hope it wasn’t a nosocomial disease or a hospital F.U. Manny deserved much better than that.

Posted October 26, 2012 12:08 pm 


Incredible! I’m offline for a couple of days, log back on this morning and this is the first thing I see! Very sad news. Very shocking as I expected Emanuel to be around for many, many more years.

R.I.P Emanuel, you were a credit not only to boxing, but also to humanity as well.

Posted October 26, 2012 12:06 pm 


R.I.P Emanuel Steward..

Posted October 26, 2012 9:24 am 


RIP Manny. Wont be the same without you. Like having a good friend helping you watch a fight. Been a boxing fan for 50 years. Manny was the very best

Good read, looking forward to coming installments

Posted October 26, 2012 8:56 am 


I miss Manny so much already. It will be hard to continue to watch boxing knowing he wont be there

Posted October 26, 2012 8:18 am 

Mr Rubes

Such a loss. So sad, I will really miss him. And maybe this isn’t the place to say this but I will. I was quite disgusted with the Release Lennox Lewis put out. I knew his arrogance couldn’t and wouldn’t resist. He actually says “Manny always considered me the best”. Why bring himself into a Release that is about paying respects to another man? How self-absorbed is that, surely he could leave a line out like that. How fragile is that man’s ego? Being chased into retirement by Vitali, ending his career on a highly questionable note, and watching both Wlad and Vitali now dominate and break all records, including any records set by Lewis himself. What a bitter man.

Posted October 26, 2012 8:13 am 


Brutal news. R I P Manny

Posted October 26, 2012 7:45 am 

Marion Franzen

R.I.P. Emanuel Steward, a very sad day for boxing and for all people who loved Emanuel.

Posted October 26, 2012 7:14 am 

Swedish Boxing Fan

….There is no words to describe the feeling. It all came of a sudden, the feeling can only be described with a mix of emptyness, saddness and shocking. Where to start is another question. Emmanuel Stewart was one of the very best if not the best boxing trainer of all times. The fact that he have trained 41 recognised world champions in boxing says it all in a simple describtion. Stewart is the man who have made good fighters to become great fighters and some even of the level of best there is. Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Thomas Hearns, Michael Moorer, Oliver McCall, Evander Holyfield, Jermain Taylor, Tony Tucker, Julio César Chávez, Miguel Cotto, Naseem Hamed just to name a handfull of many more became a level higher afteer have worked with Steward. Its so sad that he died now at age of only 68 years old and in the middle of his trainer career and was still the best in buisness. My thoughs and feelings goes to his closest family mebers and friends. I hope that Wladimir Klitschko can continue his career as the heavyweight champion of the world until he retires. I hope he have learned all he needs to know about boxing and not losing his hunger and will to fight on becouse of this. Rest In Peace Emmanuel Steward, you will forever be remeberd as one of the very best. Rest in peace now and thank you so much for evrything good you have done. God Bless Your Soul.

Posted October 26, 2012 7:01 am 


Goodbye Mr. Steward. The Square Ring will be even lonlier without YOU Sir…

Posted October 26, 2012 6:13 am 

R.I.P mr. Steward

RIP, mr. Steward,

Good reading Ciani.

Posted October 26, 2012 6:04 am 

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The Legacy of Emanuel Steward Part 1: An Irreplaceable Ambassador of Boxing

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