Friday, October 26, 2012

Leo High School Mourns the Passing of Emanuel Steward

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.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 HearnsLennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. Over the years he also trained world champions Michael MoorerEvander HolyfieldOliver McCall, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. andOscar De La Hoya.
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.
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.

Christ welcome home a great son.

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