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Emanuel Steward, famed boxing trainer, dies at 68

Updated: October 25, 2012, 10:33 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Emanuel Steward, earnest yet easygoing, proved rough and tough wasn't the only way to win in boxing.

With a twinkle in his eyes, a smile on his face and a soothing voice, Steward developed unique bonds in and out of the ring with a long line of champions that included Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko.

Steward, owner of the Kronk Gym in Detroit and an International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer, died Thursday. He was 68. His executive assistant, ...

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