Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 9/19/14
A group prayer will be held Sunday morning for legendary boxing figure Emanuel Steward, who founded the Kronk Boxing Team and guided it to world-wide prominence with a stable of talented fighters led by Thomas Hit Man Hearns, a world champion in six weight classes. Steward has been battling health issues recently, and the prayer session -- at the Orchard Grove Community Church in Walled Lake, a suburb of Detroit -- is to give him spiritual support. Reports are sketchy on the nature and seriousness of Stewards illness. Steward, who turned 68 in July, was born in West Virginia but has lived in Detroit since he was 12. Despite his many boxing interests, which have made him an internationally known figure, he's maintained a permanent residence on Detroits west side. Steward had a successful career as an amateur boxer, winning a national Golden Gloves championship in the bantamweight class in 1963. Instead of pursuing a pro career as a fighter, Steward turned to training amateur fig...
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