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Emanuel Steward

Legendary Boxing Trainer

Dead at 68

10/25/2012 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Emanuel Steward -- one of the most famous trainers in the history of boxing -- has died.

Steward was a god in the boxing world -- training superstars like Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns and Wladimir Klitschko. He was also a popular ringside commentator.

According to reports, Steward had recently been hospitalized for a stomach disorder.

Klitschko has released a statement saying, “Boxing has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Emanuel Steward.”

Emanual's sister tells TMZ ...Steward passed away at 2:46pm with his family and chief doctor surrounding him ... noting, "He was at peace and in no pain."

She adds, "I deeply miss my brother but am overjoyed that he willingly went with God this afternoon.  Thank you for your prayers and concern."

Steward was 68. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

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