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Enzo Calzaghe discusses his life in boxing and training his son Joe in our Sporting Chapters series...

Last Updated: 14/11/12 10:40am

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In the latest episode of Sporting Chapters we catch up with Enzo Calzaghe to discuss his book Enzo Calzaghe: A Fighting Life.

Despite never being in the ring, Enzo Calzaghe still turned his son Joe into one of the top ten boxers on the planet - a World Champion with a record of 46 unbeaten fights. Now Enzo tells the extraordinary behind-the-scenes story of his flamboyant career and the making of a fight legend.

Sporting Chapters sat down with Enzo to discuss his amazing life including:

MUSIC MAN: How he was so determined to break into the music world that it almost cost him his marriage.

IN THE CORNER: How despite not having a boxing background, he devised his own systems and ideas to become a world class boxing trainer.

FIGHTING THE CRITICS: The pressure of coaching his son Joe and the criticism levelled at him that he could not take his son far in boxing.

DEMANDING MORE: How he had to ditch the father's cap and demand his son get into the ring with a broken wrist against Jeff Lacy.

FIGHTING TALK: What went on behind the scenes as Joe trained to fight the likes of Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr


James Cracknell

James Cracknell spoke to Kait Borsay about his inspirational book Touching Distance.

With two Olympic rowing medals alongside Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent; Cracknell was fast becoming an endurance athlete of note once he had retried from rowing in 2006. He ran across deserts, rowed across oceans and trekked to the South Pole before a horrific injury in 2010 changed his life. Touching Distance follows the journey of Cracknell and his family as they piece their lives back together

Sam Warburton

In Warburton's book titled Refuse to be Denied, the Wales captain reveals the deep lows he suffered after their World Cup exit following his sending off for a dangerous tackle in the semi-final with France and how he fought back against those and injuries to lead Wales to a magnificent Grand Slam in 2012.

Stuart Broad

England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has enjoyed a meteoric rise to success as a cricketer. In his new book titled My World in Cricket he aims is to pass on the tips and secrets he's picked up during his international career.

Broad explains how he has controlled and channelled his aggression. Enabling the 'warrior mode' on the field of play.

Paul Lake

Former Manchester City captain Paul Lake was once touted as a future England skipper but a knee injury ended his promising career at just 23. In his new book I'm Not Really Here - Lake tells his tale and spoke to Kait Borsay about his pride at leading his boyhood club.

He also rejects suggestions he was injury prone - but says his cruciate injury was poorly treated. He describes the impact his injury had on him mentally and the frustration at seeing the chance to realise his dreams snatched away.

Rafa Benitez

Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez spoke to Kait Borsay to discuss the Reds' 2005 Champions League win and asked the Spaniard what he said to inspire his downbeat troops when they were 3-0 behind at the break against Milan. Were Liverpool lucky or did their half-time change in tactics make the difference?

Benitez also discusses his managerial skills and what he brings to the job while admitting he likes to have a hands-on approach when it comes to coaching his players.

James Anderson

England fast bowler James Anderson sat down with Lynsey Hooper to talk about his highs, lows and some of the characters he has played with. He talks about his early days in the game and why he initially wanted to be a batsman.

He also discusses the rigours of touring and the difficulties he has faced while on the road as well as his relationship with captains Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff - as well as Kevin Pietersen's tenure as England skipper.

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