Oscar De La Hoya Statement on Death of Emanuel Steward

Ariel Shnerer / October 25, 2012 - 11:25pm

Mexican boxing legend and president of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya has released a statement on the death of his former trainer Emanuel Steward.

Read quotes from De La Hoya in the press release below:

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.”