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Old 10-25-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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I'm very sad to learn that he has passed on at the age of 68. Truly a great loss to the boxing world.

Friends: Detroit boxing icon Emanuel Steward has died | Other Sports | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Now they are saying Mr. Steward's death is a rumour that spun out of control..

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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I see nothing on espn
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Is he dead or not? I just heard it on sports radio?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Apparently it's been confirmed. RIP. Seems like he was commenting just yesterday.

Emanuel Steward's sister confirms passing of Hall of Fame trainer - Bad Left Hook
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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One of my all time favorite and easily one of the top 5 all time greatest boxing trainers. May he rest in peace. He will be sadly missed in this sport. I loved his commentary at ringside, it won't be the same without him.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Default Wow, what a shock!

Emanuel Steward was a great man. His presence in Boxing was extremely vital and he will be missed.

Frankly, how did this happen? I'm curious to know the details. He was still very young.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Emanuel Steward was a great man. His presence in Boxing was extremely vital and he will be missed.

Frankly, how did this happen? I'm curious to know the details. He was still very young.
ALexus is right. He was a huge figure in the boxing world, and certainly in the Detroit area.

68 years old might not be young, but certainly one should feel he had a few more years left in him. According to some web sites, he had surgery for diverticulitis several months ago. Diverticulosis according to my gastroenterologist is referred to as an "old people" disease. Its early symptoms are occasional bloating, cramping in your digestive track. Colonoscopies generally are done with people over 55 but there are exceptions. Diverticulitis is where the pain symptons advance with fever, diahhrea, vomiting, and extreme pain in the lower left part of your abdomen. My gastroenterologist told me when the pain gets too severe then surgery is done on the colon. He told me it's actually an easy surgery, which comforted me somewhat as I am in the beginning stages of diverticulosis.

With Steward, I think something else has gone down here, am thinking some sort of complications set in. IIRC another symptom of diverticulitis is an extreme rise in white cell blood count. I'm not positive of that however. I imagine when the autopsy comes out we'll know more about what happened. There might have been a problem with a previous medical condition he has had that complicated matters during the surgery.

Regardless, it's a sad loss.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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There were close friends who claim he had advanced stages of cancer.

Brock Lesnar had multiple cases of diverticulitis as well as surgery to remove part of his colon. It is typically not a life treatening condition. Perhaps Emanuel did have something else ailing him. Regardless, his passing is a great loss to the boxing community.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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It really is sad. He did so much for the sport. It really is a loss. It seems like he was just commentating yesterday. Too bad he didn't get to do so in the Mayweather vs Pacquaio fight if it ever materializes.
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