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Maccarinelli Hopes for 'Rocky' Style Ending With Braehmer

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

ENZO MACCARINELLI is out to put a Hollywood-style ending on a movie-like career this weekend.

The Welsh light-heavyweight is aiming to become a two-weight world champion just two years after the credits appeared to roll on his blockbuster career.

After losing his WBO cruiserweight title in 2008 to David Haye, he suffered a further three stoppage defeats in the space of two-and-a-half years.

But it got a whole lot worse in a "horrendous" 2012 as his father and trainer Mario died in January before his British cruiserweight title win against Shane McPhilbin two months later turned sour.

Maccarinelli failed a drugs test after the fight when a banned substance from a dietary supplement was discovered and he was banned for six months.

He was also dealing with his son Romeo being diagnosed with autism before his comeback at light-heavyweight was spoiled by a controversial stoppage defeat to Ovill McKenzie later that year.

But three wins later - including revenge against McKenzie to win the Commonwealth title - he is now in Rostock, Germany to challenge WBA champion Juergen Braehmer on Saturday night.
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Maccarinelli said: "2012 was horrendous for me and at that point I thought I would never be near this level again.

"I held on to the thing that I loved which is boxing and I thought my bad performances had to be down to what was on my mind.

"I have got the chance to put the good ending on my story - Rocky's my favourite film so I don't mind being compared to that.

"It has been a rollercoaster of a career but that's boxing - you win some, you lose some."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thack on 04-05-2014

[QUOTE=Box-Office;14396015]The fact that Enzo keeps coming back from the type of brutal KOs he has endured tells a lot about his character. I hope he wins this belt regardless of its value.[/QUOTE] Yea good post! Spoke to him at the…

Comment by yoz on 04-05-2014

Rooting for Enzo!

Comment by Sparked_26 on 04-05-2014

It would be great if Macca just bombed him out in 1. I will be really elated if Big Mac wins.

Comment by Hougigo on 04-05-2014

Well, he's only had that one horrible KO loss in LHW.... so we'll see

Comment by Gojira on 04-05-2014

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;14396293]^^ Nasty KO that. I still can't get over that ref.[/QUOTE] Some of the worst refereeing I've ever seen. I'm all for brutal, eyes-open knockouts but that KO makes me feel queasy. There were rumours that Enzo had gone into…

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