Fabian Maidana Aims To Mirror His Brother Marcos Maidana’s Success

Fabian Maidana wants to follow in the footsteps of his brother Marcos Maidana’s success. 

Fabian has the biggest fight of his career this weekend when he faces Mario Barrios, the current WBC Interim Welterweight Champion on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia card. A win makes Fabian mandatory for Terence Crawford’s WBC title, allowing him to become the full champion if Bud vacates. Barrios is a tough opponent, securing his biggest win against Yordenis Ugas in his last bout to take the interim belt. His only losses have come against Gervonta Davis and Keith Thurman, who have won world titles. 

Fabian enters the fight with a 22-2-0 record. He has won his last four bouts, three of which were by stoppage. However, his achievements have been overshadowed by Marcos’ success. The older Maidana is a two-weight champion, having won the WBA belt at super lightweight and welterweight. His biggest wins were against Victor Ortiz, Erik Morales and Adrien Broner. He suffered high-profile losses against Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather. However, the Mayweather fight secured his financial future. Fabian wants to leave his mark on the sport. 

“My brother has left an indelible mark in boxing, no doubt about that, and like you said, I’ve come here to leave my own mark. To win; to give the fans a great fight; and start my own chapter. It’s gonna be fire with fire. Spectacular with two fighters that don’t like each other. I know Mario is aggressive. Most importantly the fans are going to get a great fight,” Fabian Maidana said

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