Kronk, Detroit and Rolls Royces: A Conversation About Emanuel Steward With Morgan CampbellBoxing, Ed The Sports Fan — By Eddie Maisonet, III on October 30, 2012 at 5:00 am
Legendary trainer and boxing commentator, Emanuel Steward, passed away on Thursday, October 25th due to diverticulitis and after effects of colon cancer. A former Golden Gloves champion with an amateur record of 94-3, Steward is most known for training 41 world champion fighters throughout his career. Guys like Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Thomas Hearns learned under his tutelage and became elite fighters in their respective classes. Steward also encountered a successful secondary career as a commentator for HBO, working next to Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant and Max Kellerman. His commentary was always spry, witty and, most importantly, from Detroit.
I had a chance to chop it up with renowned boxing analyst and historian Morgan Campbell of The Fight Game and the Toronto Star to talk about Steward’s legacy. From the greatness of Kronk Gym to all those damn Rolls Royce’s, Steward’s mark on the boxing will undoubtedly live forever.