Originally Posted by Boxed Ears
There is nothing more to be said, really. Emanuel almost certainly just wanted to have a chance to witness SNV in the gym and have him inspire all of his fighters, see how it's done at the highest level, etc. Remember, Steward's favourite fighter was Hearns, and SNV is like Hearns in a lot of ways, save more durability, power and defence.
I'd really like to find the interview, but Valuev wasn't at his peak around in that time so I'm not sure why Manny would be so interested though.
On a side not here, a question for everyone, what would be the greatest obstacle for Valuev to overcome in adapting to Stewards style?