Enzo Maccarinelli Looks For a Move To 175-Pounds

By Phil D. Jay

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (32-5-0, 25 KO’s) is to make a return to the boxing ring after announcing his intention to shed 20lbs to make the light-heavyweight limit for the first time in his twelve-year professional career.

The 30 year-old has seriously contemplated retiring from the sport after suffering another crushing knockout defeat in his last fight in September 2010 against Alexander Frenkel, his fifth career loss and all of which were bad knockouts.

He now plans to shed a stone and half to trim down to the 175lb limit and will be hoping to keep his power, even though he is boiling down to a whole new weight division and will be looking to add to his 25 career knockout victories in the near future.

"We've had some really good Welsh fighters on the scene in the past couple of years but between Joe's (Calzaghe's) retirement and myself it has slowed a little," Enzo told

"But now there are these young guys coming through and I am coming back to fight in the light- heavyweight division because my desire is still strong.

"Although I have made a few mistakes in recent years, I still want to be a fighter."

Although no date has been officially pencilled in, there is speculation that he could be added to fellow Welshman Nathan Cleverly’s world title bill on April 2nd at Wembley Arena and are even seeing a possible future match-up between the two fighters.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by the niggest on 02-26-2011

[QUOTE=Ray Dollars;10156729]How many brutal KOs will this guy sustain before someone stops him?[/QUOTE] Nobody should stop him no matter what. He is a grown man and free to do whatever the **** he wants. ****in hell it's annoying when people…

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 02-26-2011

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;10159751]That still ranks as the worst piece of refereeing I've ever seen in any sport.[/QUOTE] I know. Frenkel should have been a sportsman and put him away with a slap.

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 02-26-2011

That still ranks as the worst piece of refereeing I've ever seen in any sport.

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 02-26-2011

Let's be honest, now. You could pick anyone of the street, I mean anyone; a ten-year-old girl perhaps or at 94-year-old man, and they would still be able to end Enzo…

Comment by Walt Liquor on 02-25-2011

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;10152499]Look out Soapy, Cloud, Pascal.[/QUOTE] soapy will handle his biz, don't you worry.

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