By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 14/09/18 11:14pm
The father and trainer of world champion Joe Calzaghe has died at the age of 69.
Italian-born coach Enzo Calzaghe guided his son through an incredible 46-fight career, helping him to secure the WBO, WBC and WBA super-middleweight crowns.
Calzaghe – born in Sardinia in 1949 – trained several Welsh fighters during his career, including Enzo Maccarinelli and Gavin Rees.
Tributes poured in for Calzaghe on Friday night on social media.
Ex-super heavyweight champion Barry Jones tweeted: “Can’t believe the news I just heard about Enzo Calzaghe. He was always lovely to me right from the amateurs all the way until I finished. R.I.P mate”
And former Welsh middleweight Gary Lockett added: “Sad news regarding the passing of Enzo Calzaghe. Thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and family.”