Birthplace: West Virginia, USA
Residence: Detroit, MI
Emanuel Steward began formal training as a boxer during the 1950s compiling a 94-3 record as amateur boxer. He began coaching boxers on part-time basis during the 1960s while working as a master electrician in Detroit during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Steward started coaching amateur boxers at Kronk's gym in Detroit, MI, 1969 and helped coach seven boxers to Golden Gloves championship wins, 1971.
His first professional protege was the legendary Thomas Hearns (1977). Steward has also trained Evander Holyfield, Gerald McClellan, Oliver McCall, Oscar De La Hoya, Lennox Lewis, Mark Breland, Milton McCrory, Jimmy Paul, Duane Thomas, Tony Tucker, Michael Moorer and Wladimir Klitschko.
Steward is also a commentator for HBO Boxing.
Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
Lee created FightSaga.com to honor and preserve boxing's rich heritage, chronicle the achievements of top fighters, celebrate the legacy of big fights and provide a fun, educational experience for fight fans.