Top trainer Calzaghe takes on a new prodigy
LEGENDARY boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe has stayed true to his word about his famous Newbridge boxing gym being open for business again after agreeing to train a hot prospect from Scotland.
Calzaghe, aged 63, is the most decorated trainer in British boxing history but has stepped away from the sport in recent months after a split with Enzo Maccarinelli.
He has been concentrating on a couple of TV projects and the promotion of his autobiography, A Fighting Life, but told the Argus last month that he wanted to return to his first love of training fighters in 2013.
There is even talk of undefeated world champion Joe Calzaghe coming on board in a part-time capacity and Enzo will now look to swell his stable after agreeing to train and manage 14-year old Harry Carlin.
Carlin is regarded as one of British boxing’s brightest prospects and he impressed Enzo during a training camp in Newbridge.
“Harry Carlin is an absolute breath of fresh air,” Calzaghe said.
“Harry has professional style already and with tweaks from myself I will develop him with the help of his Scottish coaches to world dominance.
“He will turn pro at the earliest time possible. The amateurs are just a learning curve.
“The real work will take place over the coming years and people will know exactly what Harry Carlin is about.
“His manager brought him to me and Calzaghe gym is getting exciting. I believe in Harry Carlin.”
Carlin was delighted to link-up with Calzaghe.
“I’m so excited to be getting this opportunity to work with the best trainer in the world,” he said.
“I’d like to thank Enzo Calzaghe for his belief in me.”