The neice of renowned trainer Enzo Calzaghe has further updated on the life-threatenting situation regarding the boxing trainer.
Carrie Calzaghe had previously cut short tributes for her uncle just hours after several high-profile boxing figures began passing on their condolences.
Major news outlets began to break stories on the back of the social media activity and Carrie took to social media to say: “Enzo Calzaghe my uncle, has not passed away.
“This is false news, he is alive but very poorly. Please allow space for our family at this time. He is alive and still fighting.
“We will keep you posted and let you know how he is doing when we can. Please allow and respect our privacy at this time Thank you.
A few hours later, and Carrie updated on the Enzo as the 69 year-old continues to fight on.
“Thanks for all the shares. We can see that the news reports have been changed!
“Again, please respect our privacy. His situation remains the same for now but we will let you know when we know. Team Calzaghe.”
Enzo guided son Joe to an unprecedented 46-0 record in the ring and was there for every step of the way during a glittering career.
Coaching from the unheralded Newbridge Boxing Club, Enzo and Joe worked tirelessly to gain the rewards they eventually accomplished to put the facility on the map.
Highly respected and revered, Enzo stayed active in the local boxing community and is a highly respected figure in the sport.
The likes of world champions Enzo Maccarinelli, Nathan Cleverly and Gavin Rees can thank Enzo for helping their ring careers.
In 2007, Enzo was voted Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. That same year, Enzo also won The Ring Magazine Trainer of the Year and Boxing Writers Association of America nod.
Three years later, Enzo was awarded an MBE.