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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Canelo Alvarez's advice to Manny

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Canelo Alvarez has some words of advice for Manny Pacquiao: do what you do.

With Pacquiao vs. Mayweather on May 2 in boxing's long-awaited mega-mega-mega-fight, former Mayweather foe Canelo Alvarez was asked by Fight Hub TV if he had any advice for Pacquiao.

Canelo's thoughts are simple: "Pacquiao is a fighter that has fought the best, a fighter with experience. He just has to do what he knows how to do best."

Alvarez, of course, fought Mayweather in September 2013, and lost a majority decision, which makes the fight sound a lot closer than it was in reality. (The judge who had a 114-114 card, CJ Ross, has not judged a fight since, stepping away from the sport after enormous criticism.)

Canelo was also asked about the best advice he's ever been given. "I've gotten a lot, but the one I've always gotten is to know what I want. Be appreciative and loyal towards those who really love you. That's the most important thing.

"I always say from those two words, everything else comes. That is the best advice I've been given, loyalty and be appreciative of everything," he said.

Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO) is scheduled to fight on May 9, getting the coveted post-PPV Saturday date on HBO. He'll face power puncher James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KO) at Houston's Minute Maid Park.

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