Leo Boxing Coach Mike Joyce, President Dan McGrath and the Leo Boxing Team lead the Leo High School Community in saying good by to a great friend and mentor - Boxing Legend Emanuel Steward.Steward, who has been hospitilized since September, had been had been suffering from diverticulitis, though he reportedly had contracted colon cancer.Steward was known for running Kronk gym, where he bred champion fighters like Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. Over the years he also trained world champions Michael Moorer, Evander Holyfield, Oliver McCall, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. andOscar De La Hoya.Emanuel Steward's last stop before entering Chicago hospital was at the Celtic Boxing Gym in Mount Greenwood run by Leo Coach Mike Joyce, where the two great trainers watched over some young talent. Kids first.
He was a father figure to dozens of other boxers, whom he trained by day and parented by night. In recent years he became known for his commentary during HBO-TV's boxing matches.
Christ welcome home a great son.