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Posted October 29, 2012 8:51 am 


Vince, I’m sorry, maybe you misunderstood so I’d like to make myself perfectly clear. I was asking what the “-” meant/represents on a tombstone, not for people to define someone’s life or what a stone should read.

Posted October 28, 2012 10:03 am 

Exiled Yank

Rest in peace, Mr. Steward. He will be sorely missed in the sport. The man was never caught up in controversies and was always professional. I enjoyed his commentary, and often learned new bits of information from him. I think HBO did a nice job honoring him last night.

Posted October 28, 2012 7:45 am 


I’m still very sad about Emanuel Steward’s passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but the way he came across as a commentator on HBO, he made you feel like you still knew him. He just seemed like a kind gentle man who loved the sport of boxing and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with the fans. Things will eventually return to normal in the boxing world but for me Steward’s passing is still overshadowing everything else boxing related. He was such a fixture in boxing both as a trainer and commentator that it’s going to feel quite strange without him. RIP Emanuel and thanks for the memories.

Posted October 28, 2012 4:14 am 



While your comment is relevant and sympathetic, it’s not for boxing fans to decide. Unless the departed expressed his or her wishes before passing, the family, and/or closest friends should be the judge of such things. But, and I’ll be hypocritical now, since you asked, and if the job were somehow left to me, the stone or whatever would read:

Emanuel Steward

1944 – 2012


Posted October 28, 2012 3:24 am 


so sad rip

Posted October 28, 2012 3:01 am 


He was, is and will always be a class act. He set the bar high.

Posted October 28, 2012 1:21 am 


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 28, 2012 12:02 am 


God must have needed a legend trainer. You shall be missed.

Posted October 27, 2012 11:24 pm 


I was just watching the fight on HBO when I heard the news. Obviously late. Which I was like…”WTF”. Anyway…I enjoyed your work Emanuel. So Ascend in peace

Posted October 27, 2012 10:43 pm 

Tomato Can

This is sad news. Really shocking. RIP Emanual

Posted October 27, 2012 7:58 pm 

Dan White

I am still having a hard time with Emanuel’s passing

Posted October 27, 2012 6:17 pm 


great article – rip emanuel. huge loss for boxing. I feel bad for those close to him and his current boxers under his unbrella. especially wladimir who he has not only helped out tremendously with boxing but who he had become a big friend with.

Posted October 27, 2012 2:22 pm 

JB Rome

He was indeed A Blessing To The Boxing World. Trained A Lot Of Great Champions. We will Miss His Awesome Boxing Comments.
I Pray That He Made Peace W/ The Lord. We Pray For Strength and Healing for the
Steward Family. God Blessings!!!!

Posted October 27, 2012 1:04 pm 


Loved watching him on HBO train or commentator. Met him once and he was gracious. Sad.

Posted October 27, 2012 12:48 pm 

Dr. James Hall

This icon was not only an ambassador, but a scholar to the boxing industry. He was allowed by the creator to become one of the best trainer in the modern era of boxing, but now he has returned to the rank of “champion” and the creator will surely give him his just reward. REST IN PEACE!!!

Posted October 27, 2012 12:46 pm 


What a great article. I never met emanuel steward but I felt like I knew him I grew up watching him on hbo. You will be sorely missed R.I.P

Posted October 27, 2012 12:04 pm 

Roswitha Baltes

So sad that he is gone. He was too young. Very sad, I will miss him very badly. Thank you Emanuel Steward for beeing such a great trainer and person.

Posted October 27, 2012 11:56 am 

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