Boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe was very impressed by Olympic finalist Fred Evans and feels he can turn him into a world champion.

Evans, 21-years-old, has stated that his hero is former super middleweight king Joe Calzaghe. He plans to join the pro ranks in the near future. The older Calzaghe wants to groom Evans into the same kind of champion as Joe.

“I would love to train Fred if he went pro,” said Enzo, now back training fighters after a short break from the sport," Calzaghe told Wales Online.

“He’s got huge potential and if he wants to go pro, I’d ask him to give me a ring. Everyone in Team Calzaghe – me, Joe and everyone else – are right behind Fred and wish him the greatest fight of his life to bring back a gold medal.

“He has bundles of energy and could go far in the professional game. “What he has done so far is amazing, and in the final he just needs to be precise to win gold.”