Emmanuel Steward dies? Boxing legend's family says not so fast
Emmanuel's sister, Diane Steward-Jones tells Detroit's ABC affiliate, "You can tell folks that he is alive, and being treated by some of the best experts in the world."
According to WXYZ, Steward is being treated for an unspecified disease, after recently undergoing surgery for diverticulitis.
Steward-Jones says the man's family is "dismayed and greatly disheartened and disappointed that during this personally challenging time, people would callously and thoughtlessly run wild with untrue statements."