Enzo Calzaghe MBE

World Class Boxing Trainer

Best known as the boxing speaker father of former World Middleweight Champion Joe Calzaghe CBE, Enzo Calzaghe MBE is an Italian boxing trainer and sports speaker. Based in Wales, where his son Joseph grew up, Calzaghe arrived in the UK in the 1970’s after hitch hiking and busking his way across Europe. After living briefly in Bournemouth Enzo Calzaghe MBE visited Cardiff where he met his future wife and eventually settled.

It was whilst in Cardiff that Enzo began his work as a boxing speaker and trainer, beginning first with the fledgling career of his son Enzo Calzaghe MBE became involved with the Newbridge Boxing Club and the resident trainer Paul Williams, both of which would go on to play a vital role in the future career of his WBO Champion son.

Upon Williams’ retirement in 1990 Enzo took over the gym and became the club’s head trainer and has worked as a coach, trainer and sports speaker ever since. Awarded the ‘Coach of the Year’ award by the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year panel and Ring Magazine’s Trainer of the Year award in 2007 Calzaghe’s efforts were further recognised when, in 2010, he was awarded an MBE for his services to British sports.

Alongside his work as a trainer for his now retired son Enzo Calzaghe MBE has also worked as a coach and boxing speaker for a number of other successful Welsh boxers including Gavin Rees, Nathan Cleverly and Bradley Pryce.

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