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Fana determined to upset 'Mexican legend'

Mzonke Fana might be anonymous beyond his native South Africa, but he intends to change all that with a victory over junior lightweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera on Saturday.

Updated: April 9, 2005, 6:42 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Few give obscure mandatory challenger Mzonke Fana a chance to defeat WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera when they meet Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET, $39.95) in El Paso, Texas.

Fana (22-2, 8 KOs) is not one of the doubters.

The soft-spoken South African believes in himself. He insists he hasn't traveled halfway around the globe simply to serve as cannon fodder for one of the best fighters in the world.

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