An undefeated lightweight and boxing’s rising star said he looks up to Pacquiao and revealed the most important advice Canelo gave him.

Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia has been quite making his own name in boxing. At only 21 years old, Garcia already has a flawless record of 18-0.

Garcia is widely viewed in boxing as a possible successor of Mexican boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. And in a recent media scrum with Fight Hub TV, the lightweight sensation revealed the best advice Canelo gave him.

According to Garcia, much has improved in him ever since he joined Canelo’s camp. In fact, he was even enlightened by the former IBF middleweight champ that he just needs to focus on boxing because he already has the talent.

But the most important thing he learned from the Mexican star is to maintain a tremendous work ethic.

“Canelo: Keep that same work ethic that you have to get you where you at,” Garcia said.

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Canelo Alvarez is open to a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin but he's not necessarily chasing after it. In this picture, Alvarez attends Empire State Building Hosts Boxing Champs Canelo Alvarez And Rocky Fielding at The Empire State Building in New York City, October 16, 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

In a different video clip, Garcia also mentioned the name of another boxing superstar – Manny Pacquiao. Garcia revealed that some people may not know it but he looks up to the Filipino legend.

Garcia even noted that Pacquiao is “everything he would want to be” in boxing.

“That’s one of my idols, I really look up to Pacquiao. This guy is everything I would want to be,” Garcia revealed.

Although Pacquiao is a bit different from how Garcia carries himself, he admitted that he is also trying to do similar things Pacquiao has done outside the ring.

Garcia commended Pacquiao’s consistent desire to help others especially his community. As per the young fighter, he wants to serve as a role model to help the younger generation deal with anxiety.

Apparently, Garcia finds the internet a bit alarming these days as he believes that the young kids are learning cruel things from it such as “shooting” random people.

Prior to these interviews, Garcia has taken to social media to speak out about the issues with his promoters at Golden Boy.

Shortly after Canelo was stripped off his IBF middleweight title, Garcia says he deserves “the right promotion” for his fights. And based on his assessment, he is not supposed to do the promotion himself due to his large fan base.

He also addressed his fans by explaining the reason why he did not take the fight against Romero Duno. According to Garcia, he deserves to fight as “main event” and not as some “co-main event” in a card that is not supported by a huge promotion.

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WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao looks on during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 16, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Adrien Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Getty Images/Ethan Miller