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Emanuel Steward dies, aged 68

Emanuel Steward dies, aged 68
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Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward dies aged 68, it is confirmed.

Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward has died aged 68, it has been confirmed.

It was reported earlier on Wednesday that the American had passed away after a long battle with a stomach illness.

During an illustrious 40-year career, Steward coached such boxing icons as Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. Overall he trained 43 world champions.

Steward was also a successful amateur boxer and won the bantamweight title in the 1963 Golden Gloves tournament.

He was inducted into the boxing Hall of Fame in 1996.

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