Although "El Chino" will be entering the ring as a 14 to 1 underdog, the two division world champion is looking to send a message to his opponent before both men touch gloves this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When Maidana and Mayweather are asked by referee Tony Weeks moments before the opening bell sounds to see mouthpieces in the center of the ring, the 30 year old puncher plans to flash his brand new "45-1" custom made gum shield to his undefeated opponent.
In the attached video, courtesy of ES News, Team Maidana reveals the custom made mouthpiece.
"I'm going to go out to win it," claims "Chino" Maidana. "If others haven't been able to do it, I've trained to do what those before me couldn't. I've prepared to be the first one to beat Floyd Mayweather."
Despite facing incredible odds going into this Saturday night's main event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Sin City, Nevada, the current WBA title holder embraces the role of the underdog and actually uses the odds makers revelation as his motivation.
"It doesn't bother me at all. All I've got to say for people doubting me is to order the fight. Not only are they going to see a good fight, but they're going to see me beat Floyd Mayweather."
Marcos will be stepping into the ring this weekend as one of the more confident fighters in boxing.
Since working with two-time trainer of the year Robert Garcia in Oxnard, California, the hard working, Argentine born fighter has looked stellar, winning four consecutive fights and three by way of knock-out.
Maidana will be looking for a fifth straight win by unlocking the "May-Vinci Code" on May 3rd.
"I'm a much better fighter now that I've been working with trainer Robert Garcia," admits Marcos Maidana. "I feel much better. My punches are connecting even stronger now because the punches are being thrown in a better location with precision. I feel much more confident now that I've been working with Robert Garcia."
"I'm fighting and beating great fighters. I know I can beat Mayweather the same way I defeated Broner. Both of them have a similar defensive style."
"With Broner, everyone thought I had to knock him out to win. But I beat him with a decision. I'm conditioned and prepared to go 12 rounds if it's necessary on May 3rd. I will try to hurt him every time I throw punches and if a knock-out comes, then great...but I'm ready to go the distance and win a decision on Saturday night."