Enzo Calzaghe, father and trainer of former two-weight World champion Joe Calzaghe, has passed away aged 69-years-old.

A statement from the Calzaghe family read:

“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 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.”