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'Without you nothing would have been possible': Joe Calzaghe's loving tribute to father Enzo Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe celebrates his victory over USA's Roy Jones with his father and trainer Enzo in 2008. Credit: PA

Former world boxing champion Joe Calzaghe has posted an emotional tribute to his late father on social media.

Enzo Calzaghe passed away last week at the age of 69.

He helped his son become a two-weight world champion in a professional career which consisted of 46 undefeated fights.

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I'm blessed having you as my dad and my best friend. You were my teacher, mentor and will always be my hero.

You picked me up when I didn't believe in myself, and you made me believe. Without you nothing would have been possible.

I thank God you were with me by my side all the way through my life.

You supported me through the highs and lows and taught me how being a great dad should be.

You will be missed every day. You are always in my heart & will continue to be by my side throughout my life.

I love you always and forever dad.

– Joe Calzaghe