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Maccarinelli Reunites With Calzaghe For Light Heavy Bid

Enzo Maccarinelli has teamed up with former trainer Enzo Calzaghe in a bid to get back to the top.

The 30-year-old lost his European cruiserweight title to Alexander Frenkel last year.

And it prompted calls for him to retire.

But the former WBO cruiserweight king has responded by dropping down to light-heavyweight - and announcing his intention of winning another world title.

In his corner will be former trainer Calzaghe, who helped guide him to his WBO world title.

"I was comfortably beating Frenkel, but I paid the price for my own stubbornness, I had been training myself, doing too many weights and not enough fitness work and I paid the ultimate price, people say I boxed well, but I didn't, the fight footage makes me cringe," Maccarinelli told local paper The South Wales Argus.

"Soon afterwards Enzo got in contact with me and I asked him if he'd like to train me again, if he'd be willing to come back to boxing and he said he only would for me.

"I asked Frank (Warren) and all credit to him, he gave me his blessing and said that with Enzo I was at my best and he wants to get me back to that level.

"I don't want to retire, I am a fighter in and out of the ring and I will fight to get myself back into contention and back into the big events in British boxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apollocreed on 03-05-2011

he has a excuse about his training after EVERY defeat... its tiresome... it almost makes me want to see him get beat again...

Comment by lutenco on 03-05-2011

MACCA had a lot of power in his hands like cruiserweight,as lightheavyweight he will be a monster but i don't know if he will fight good,too many boxers going down the weight failed in the past;anyway good luck!

Comment by Jim Jeffries on 03-04-2011

He has been pretty light for a CW. If he can safely lose the baby fat, maybe he can be a contender at LHW. Maybe. He's going to have to do a better job of using his height and reach…

Comment by Tiozzo on 03-04-2011

When you have to drop down in weight instead of going up because you can't be competitive anymore in your own weight class, this is bad news. Retirement would have been a wiser choice. I expect Macca to get stopped…

Comment by Kaspa9t9 on 03-04-2011

Flippin hell man someone needs to sit down and have a good long chat with this dude, he's gonna end up doing some serious damage to himself. This sport ain't no joke.

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