Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.
Related articles

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines Jack on Bivol, Vacating: I'm Not Ducking a Guy With 11 Fights! News: Vaughn Alexander, Christian Carto, Daniel Baiz, More Carl Frampton vs. Oscar Valdez Showdown is Targeted By Arum Tom Schwarz Injured, Withdraws From WBO Regional Defense AIBA's Wu Gets Upper Hand on Rivals With Latest Court Ruling Eddie Ramirez vs. Antonio DeMarco Added To Santa Cruz-Avalos Team Fury Want Parker Rematch or Lucas Browne Fight Next Sullivan Barrera Furious: I Should Be Fighting Bivol For WBA Title! Tony Harrison vs. Paul Valenzuela Set For Lara-Gausha Triple Joshua-Parker: Promoters Planning July Bout at Wembley Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado Announced For HBO, Oct. 21 Arum Wants Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings Showdown Report: Bellew-Haye Rematch Set for December 10 at O2 Arena Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst in Monaco on Nov. 4, HBO Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement