Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather is close to confirming his next opponent.

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr is on the verge of confirming Marcos Maidana and Manny Pacquiao as his two opponents in 2014.

The 36 year old is expected to face Maidana in May after asking fans to choose his next opponent between the Argentinian and Briton Amir Khan. Boxing website Fight News' own poll has Maidana with 79% of the vote, while Khan has garnered just 21%.

Though rumours have been abound regarding a possible bout with Khan, given his links with Mayweather Golden Boy Promotions, should the welterweight world champion keep his word he will likely face Maidana in early May.

Reports are also rife that Mayweather's next fight of his multi-million pound Showtime contract in September will be the long-awaited bout with Pacquiao.

The Daily Mail reports that the same source which confirmed that Mayweather would fight both Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez are suggesting that the deal to fight Pacquiao has been agreed.

Mayweather flew into Las Vegas to seemingly secure the deal over the weekend which is expected to take place at the MGM Grand, the same venue for his expected fight with Maidana.

With a deal having been in the offing for the last four years, reports of an agreement will be met by huge scepticism, particularly given how Mayweather stalled a possible previous meeting by demanding Olympic-style blood testing.

He added in December: "We all know the Pacquiao fight, at this particular time, will never happen, and the reason why the fight won't happen is because I will never do business with Bob Arum (of Top Rank Boxing) again in my life, and Pacquiao is Bob Arum's fighter.

"Bob Arum gives Pacquiao a date, whereas Floyd Mayweather gives Floyd Mayweather."

"I know he's got a situation with that guy with the three letters in his name [IRS]," Mayweather added.

"That's why he's trying to fight me. He wants me to resolve his problem with that guy with three letters in his name."