Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/24/12

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Mikkel Kessler of Denmark during their WBA Super Middleweight Championship Bout at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 21, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Trainer of the Year Award in Boxing 2012 The boxing trainer of the year is typically awarded to the man guiding the careers and and furthering the in-ring achievements of some of the best fighters of the year. For instance, it was no coincidence that Andre Ward was 2011's Fighter of the Year, and Virgil Hunter was the 2011 Trainer of the Year. This year is a little bit different, but the choice was obvious. Only one man could be the 2012 Trainer of the Year... 2012 Trainer of the Year: Emanuel Steward The late Emanuel Steward gains recognition this year as boxing's top trainer. Steward passed away this October, sending shock waves throughout the whole of the boxing community. Not only was he the go-to choice for top fighters looking for retooling, he molded some of the best champions in history, he bolstered the sport from its amateur and youth foundations, and he was an ambassador for boxing in every way, a global figure, an icon and a skilled television commentator. Emanuel Steward wins
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