Marcos Maidana has warned Floyd Mayweather that he has come to Las Vegas to end his unbeaten record this weekend.
The 30-year-old, who recorded a surprise victory over Adrien Broner in December, is the firm underdog heading into Saturday’s big-money bout against the undefeated WBC welterweight champion.
He acknowledges that nobody expects him to record a victory that would send shockwaves across the world - but that doesn’t mean he lacks confidence in his own ability to spring another surprise.
“I know a lot of people think I’m going to lose this fight, but I came to win,” he told a crowd in Las Vegas. “I’m not afraid of anybody. I’m not afraid of anything.”
Mayweather, seven years older than Maidana, is the overwhelming favourite - and will have the backing of the entire crowd at the MGM Grand, where some of his most famous bouts have taken place in the past.
The pound-for-pound king enters the fight in tip-top condition - but can Maidana produce arguably the biggest shock in recent boxing history by recording a win?