The Italy-born trainer guided Joe to world titles at two different weights from his gym in Wales
Legendary boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe has died at the age of 69.
His family confirmed the father of former world champion Joe had passed away on Monday in a statement.
“The family are devastated to have to announce the death of our beloved Enzo,” read the statement.
“Joe and all of the Calzaghe family would like to thank the public for their well wishes and kind thoughts, especially 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.”
Born in Italy, Calzaghe moved to Wales in the 1970s and went on to guide his son Joe to remarkable success in the ring.
Under Enzo’s tutelage, Joe won all 46 of his professional fights and was world champion in two different weight classes: super-middleweight and light-heavyweight.
Enzo also coached other notable Welsh fighters, including Enzo Maccarinelli and Gavin Rees, at his gym in Newbridge.