Who is Enzo Calzaghe’s wife Jackie and how many children do couple have?

LEGENDARY trainer Enzo Calzaghe has died at the age of 69.

He trained his son Joe through a stunning amateur and pro career – and has been backed every step of the way by his wife Jackie.

 Enzo Calzaghe trained son Joe to an unbeaten career record of 46-0

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Enzo Calzaghe trained son Joe to an unbeaten career record of 46-0

Who is Enzo Calzaghe's wife Jackie?

CALZAGHE had no boxing background when he embarked on a trip around Europe in 1969.

A talented musician, he stopped off with an aunt in Bournemouth whilst he saved up enough money to get back to his native Sardinia.

But he met his future wife, who was working in a burger restaurant, after a chance meeting on a Cardiff train.

Enzo and Jackie were married just four weeks later and the pair lived in London and Sardinia before settling back in Wales.

 Enzo Calzaghe's wife Jackie (left) when son Joe received his CBE in 2008

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Enzo Calzaghe's wife Jackie (left) when son Joe received his CBE in 2008

Enzo worked as a bus conductor and a window salesman, before taking his young son Joe to a boxing gym in an effort to 'toughen him up'.

And he would go on to have an incredible career, coached every step of the way by his dad.

One person who wasn't ringside during Calzaghe's bouts was Jackie, who couldn't bare to watch her only son fight – despite his immense success.

And in 2007 she even urged him to quit, fearing that his health could be damaged if he stayed in the ring too long.

 Calzaghe trained son Joe throughout his career and helped him to a 46-0 professional record

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Calzaghe trained son Joe throughout his career and helped him to a 46-0 professional record

She said: "Joe is always asking if he can treat me to holidays and new cars.

“I’ve told him not to waste his money – the only present I want from him is the promise that he will retire from the ring.

“I’m very proud of what he has achieved but I think he should retire now while he is at the top because I’m afraid of what might happen to him.

“The trouble with Joe is that he is like a gladiator – he will fight to the finish even though he might be injured."

A close family unit, Jackie was in attendance when Enzo received his MBE in 2011 and Joe his CBE in 2008.

How many children do the couple have?

THE pair had three children together and were a couple until Enzo's death in September 2018.

Former world champ Joe has two sisters, Sonia and Melissa.

Mr Calzaghe – Documentary on boxer Joe Calzaghe and trainer father Enzo’s rise from humble beginnings to a world champion partnership

LEGENDARY trainer Enzo Calzaghe has died at the age of 69.