IF you had to be stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why?

Well I’ve actually been stuck in a lift with my son (world boxing champion Joe Calzaghe ) so I wouldn’t say him! For me it would be Paul McCartney. The Beatles are my heroes.

What is your biggest fear?

The thing I value most in life is my family, so something bad happening to them. One of my grandchildren broke a leg once and I didn’t sleep for a week!

Do you have any superstitions?

None whatsoever. Superstitions are for people relying on luck.

If you could have only one song on your iPod, what would it be and why?

Something written by me and my brothers Uccio and Sergio to remind me of good times, or any Beatles song. Probably Hey Jude.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought, not including your property?

I have recently become obsessed with filming and I’ve spent thousands of pounds on camera equipment. I am putting it to good use though.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Never, ever, ever quit. My father taught me that and it’s an ideal philosophy for boxing.

What’s your indulgence?

It has been known for me to have a flutter on very odd occasions.

What item could you not live without?

The boxing ring in my gym. It feels like home.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?

Probably to be a bit calmer, to have a longer fuse and that’s it. I’m nearly perfect!

Where are you next going on holiday?

Sardinia of course!