Herron… Don’t feel as though you have to defend yourself against haters…
Interestingly enough, Steward is still with us… We can communicate with Steward but he won’t communicate with us. There’s too much going on up in Heaven and it’s strictly against policy to talk to the Earth bound. There are extremely rare exceptions for extremely holy, righteous, devout, virtuous, faithful, consecrated, pious individuals such as Manny Pacquiao—who claims he heard directly from God. I’m only slightly dubious about Pacquiao’s story—mainly because I don’t believe he would lie about this—and being a sinner doesn’t necessarily rule anyone out from hearing from the Almighty, as long as they have untouchable virtues which are ascendant.Posted October 31, 2012 1:27 pm
Sir KO, like I said you don’t know all of the facts. What would you know about being a professional in journalism in today’s society anyway? With all of the agenda driven “news” being shoved down everyones’ throats, I am one of the more fair writers you will read on the net. Since when is a personal and painful eulogy a piece of journalism? Writing that was very painful and you’re a tool for criticizing my personal tribute to my friend Emanuel Steward.
Like I stated before, you don’t know what you’re talking about, so consider this my final rebuttal and defense against your ignorant thoughts.Posted October 31, 2012 8:28 am
You jumped the gun Joseph Herron, the fact that you knew Emanuel and his condition and had contact with those close to him , you could have done something classy and professional and wait and show some respect, instead you gave the appearance of a hack wanting to be first to break the news….You may be a writer but did not come across as a professional journalist.Posted October 31, 2012 2:41 am
OCTAVIUS72…. Lennox Lewis was the best heavyweight in the world by FAR — LONG before he ever worked with Manny Steward… Bowe was stripped of his title for refusing to fight Lewis because LL would have been knocked him stone cold.. He threw his championship belt into a garbage can rather than face Lewis… Bowe could barely beat the clumsy Foul Pole Golota—a pathetic cowardly wide open punching bag who Lewis dispatched in the 1st round with ease.. Bowe knew better than anyone that Lewis would destroy him so he just flat out refused to fight him.. Bowe also refused to fight Razor Ruddock, Ray Mercer, Mike Tyson, and Oliver McCall.. He didn’t like tough guys or anyone who could hit … Lewis hated Bowe and wanted to get his cowardly punk ass into a ring … Steward made Lewis better, but he was already the best heavyweight when Bowe refused to fight him.Posted October 31, 2012 1:22 am
Ronnie seemed to be very close to Manny. So sad…Posted October 30, 2012 10:55 pm
My last reply was in response to TARK’S post.Posted October 30, 2012 9:40 pm
Lennox was not the best heavyweight in the world when he first started working with Manny. That was Riddick Bowe. I believe what Lennox meant by what he said to Ronnie was he would have never REGAINED his title or realized his FULLEST PONTENTIAL. And he is right. That goes for a lot of fighters who fought under his tutorledge including the current heavyweight champion Wladimar Klitscko!!!!!!Posted October 30, 2012 9:39 pm
I’m still hurting over his passing. I’ve never met manny but I’ve shed a few tears the last few days.he was an incredible man.my wife who is African american pointed out something to me, manny was born in 1944 America was not kind to blacks at all back then.im sure he indured a lot of pain growing up in those times. Yet you see he has this white kid Andy living with him and teaching him how to be a man.that speaks volumes of the man he was.manny I sure hope my kids grow up to be just like you God bless youPosted October 30, 2012 5:56 pm
Steward was the most intelligent trainer I ever met. I loved the Interviews on ESB. Somebody with a brain, and who uses it also. Analytic mind , a pure pleasure to listen to.Posted October 30, 2012 4:48 pm
Sir KO…you don’t know the entire situation and out of respect for the family I won’t elaborate.
But I’m very proud that Emanuel considered me to be his friend. Not just someone he knew in passing. He confided in me about a lot of things that I wouldn’t dare repeat in public or write about, and for that I feel very blessed.
If you want to criticize me, go right ahead. I don’t care. But Emanuel and his family know that my heart was and always will be in the right place…that’s all that matters to me.
So say what you want, but Emanuel knows the truth and that’s what counts in my book.Posted October 30, 2012 2:11 pm
Ronnie Shields said…, “Lennox Lewis told me that he realizes he would have never become the Heavyweight champion of the world if it weren’t for Emanuel Steward.” … Lewis was the best heavyweight in the world long before he worked with Steward. Manny’s special gift was to recognize raw talent and cultivate relationships… “I don’t know if your trainer has recognized this, but you have the best left hand on the planet—but when you jab you put too much strength on it—if you just relax and ease up on your jab you’ll jab the dickens out of any fighter on the planet. I really like your style—if there’s anything I can ever do to help put a fight together for you, or give you advice on who to fight or anything at all, just call me on my direct line. Please consider me a friend…”Posted October 30, 2012 2:04 pm
Add Joseph Herron to that list.He disrespected Emanuel by being one of the first to write about his passing while the man was fighting for his life….Some Friend he turned out to be…Posted October 30, 2012 1:26 pm
1. Sir Pomposity himself, Thomas Hauser even weighed-in from his “lavender tower,” writing Steward’s eulogy while the Hall of Fame trainer was still alive and taking his last labored breaths in a Chicago hospital.. Hauser let us know how Emanuel was such a nice guy that he even treated “low-level Internet writers” with respect.. Fat Dan Rafael chipped in as well, between snacks.
But thank you Ronnie for yor heartfellt comments.Posted October 30, 2012 11:45 am