By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 14/09/18 11:14pm
Enzo Calzaghe trained his son Joe Calzaghe
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.
Enzo Calzaghe steered son Joe to an amazing boxing career
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.”