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Emanuel Steward dies at 68; boxing trainer to world champions

Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who directed several world-champion fighters including Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, has died. He was 68.

Steward's executive assistant, Victoria Kirton, said the trainer died Thursday at a Chicago hospital. Steward's family has not disclosed the cause.

The personable Steward was one of his sport's greatest resources and had served as a television analyst for HBO's most significant fights since 2001.

According to the boxing statistician company CompuBox, Steward trained 41 world champions, and his heavyweights accumulated a remarkable record of 34-2-1 in title...