Rapper Eminem has signed up retired boxing champ Lennox Lewis' former trainer EMANUEL STEWARD (corr) as he steps into the ring to perfect his punches.

Steward, who has also worked with Oscar De La Hoya and THOMAS HEARNS, has been working with Eminem at the rapper's Detroit, Michigan home, where he has an impressive boxing gym in his garage.

Steward says, "I put him through his paces and I was amazed that he was as good as he was.

"Since then, he's trained regularly and I've put him in the ring with some top-notch sparring partners. He's improved enormously. He's aggressive - a real slugger... He moves a lot like Muhammad Ali."

11/07/2004 21:10