OSCAR DE LA HOYA STATEMENT

ON THE DEATH OF EMANUEL STEWARD

 

LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2012) - Following the death of Emanuel Steward, one of boxing's most important contemporary figures, former 10-Time World Champion in Six Weight Divisions and President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya who trained under Steward in 1997 commented:

 

"It brings me great grief and sadness to hear of the passing of one of the best and most respected trainers of this era, Emanuel Steward.

 

"I learned a lot from him during our professional relationship and I will be forever grateful for his help during that time.

 

"We were also friends and I know I am going to miss him as so many others will too.  He was an important part of our boxing community."

 

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