By: Michael Kane
Enzo Calzaghe, the father and trainer of former undefeated world champion Joe Calzaghe has sadly passed away it has been announced.
Calzaghe senior was a larger than life character who helped shape his son to a 46 fight winning career.
Sardinian born, Calzaghe, trained other Welsh fighters, Enzo Maccarinelli and Gavin Rees and helped son Joe, win WBO, WBC and WBA super middleweight titles.
In a statement released by the family, they said, “The family are devastated to have to announce the death of our beloved Enzo.
“Joe and all of the Calzaghe family would like to thank the public for their get well wishes and kind thoughts. Especially for the outpouring of support from within the boxing community.
“Enzo led an incredible life both inside and outside of the boxing gym and his loss is a devastating one for the entire Calzaghe family.
“We please ask that people respect our privacy at this difficult time.”