Floyd Mayweather Jnr has hinted he is close to securing a dream fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Boxing fans have been desperate to see the two star names collide and it now seems Mayweather's camp are ready to engineer the showdown.
It is understood that Mayweather's team have booked a slot at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5 - with the plan to lure Pacquiao.
His adviser Leonard Ellerbe told espn.com: 'We’re looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that fight is - the little fella.'
Mayweather beat Victor Ortiz in controversial circumstances on September 17 after a 16-month absence from the ring.
But he will not take such a long break again and now looks set to return in six months.
Pacquiao is currently preparing for his third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12 at the MGM Grand.
After talks with Mayweather on Wednesday, Ellerbe added: 'Floyd made it very clear that he wants to give the fans the biggest fights that are out there. He wants to stay active.
'We’re going to do everything in our power to make the biggest fight out there for the fans and we all know what the fight is.
'We had a discussion, Floyd, me and Al. Floyd made it very clear to us what he wanted to do. He told us he is looking to make the biggest fight that is out there and to make it in May.'
Ellerbe told Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer, who has promoted his last five bouts, of the decision.
Schaefer said: 'I’m very excited that the sport’s biggest pay-per-view star is going to be back on May 5.
'We have informed the pay-per-view industry and I have the arena on hold. I’m excited to continue my relationship with Floyd and his team. It’s always fun to work with Floyd.'
Unbeaten Mayweather, who turns 35 in February, grabbed back one of his welterweight titles by knocking out Ortiz.
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