Klitschko carries on without Steward

Heavyweight champ mourns loss of trainer, calls fight 'a good distraction'

Updated: November 10, 2012, 2:25 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

After heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko polished off Tony Thompson in a sixth-round knockout victory in their July 7 rematch, there was still one more thing for him to do before he left the ring.

Klitschko took the ring microphone and proceeded to lead the crowd of more than 20,000 in Bern, Switzerland, in singing "Happy Birthday" to his trainer and dear friend Emanuel Steward, who was celebrating his 68th birthday that day.

Those were good times. Now, four months later, Steward, ...

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