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He was a great guy… Just the same, he didn’t move Tarick Salmaci’s career along. I’m not saying it was out of vindictiveness — but he didn’t.

Posted December 23, 2012 3:50 am 


I never knew steward personaly. but really admired the guy for so many reason . I thought he did a great job as a commentator because of his boxing knowledge and his winning personality . also that stewad could keep his ego in check on the air they way many who accomplished much less then he did cant . but the fact that Tarick Salmachi who actually knew Many Steward as says he was a great guy means alot .Guess Manny was the kinda of guy I hoped he be

Posted December 22, 2012 2:13 am 


Tarick Salmaci revealed.., “Emanuel told me on a couple of occasions, ‘I never got over you not signing with me.” Steward was very bitter about that … He was hurt by Salmaci signing with Jackie Kallen—hurt and angry.. Jackie Kallen got Salmaci some fights, not a massive number of great fights, but at least got him fights..

When Steward later managed and trained Salmaci, Tarick barely got any fights.. Steward was generous to a fault but he expected Tarick to sign with him. Salmaci was undefeated for about 18 or 19 fights and then he lost a close one. His only loss was a SD loss but he wasn’t getting any fights at all—and I could never figure out what happened to him. He fought once a year at the most and then not for 3 or 4 years straight before he got picked for “The Contender” TV series … By that time he was rusted out completely. He was done.

Posted December 21, 2012 4:40 am 

Carli Evans

I love Emanuel Steward

Posted December 20, 2012 5:55 pm 


A true ambassador of the sport & a great man,his contributions to the sport will be greatly missed…may he rest in peace.

Posted December 20, 2012 3:24 pm 


Maybe too long & repetitious.

Posted December 20, 2012 2:48 pm 


Ciani is consistently good but I have mixed feelings about this one…

Posted December 20, 2012 2:46 pm 


Emanuel will always be remembered

Posted December 20, 2012 2:16 pm 


Excellent, Geoffery. Please continue the series. Thanks!

Posted December 20, 2012 1:39 pm 

Roswitha Baltes

He will never be forgotten. Boxing is not the same without Emanuel Steward.

Posted December 20, 2012 10:56 am 

CiCi & Ray

I love you Emanuel Steward. I miss you so much !

Posted December 20, 2012 10:06 am 


Great job Tarick!!

Posted December 20, 2012 9:54 am 

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The Legacy of Emanuel Steward Part 6: Perspective from Tarick Salmaci

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