THE popularity of Canelo Alvarez was clear today at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel, where fans queued for three hours to watch what was advertised as a public workout.

But Alvarez, who challenges WBO super-welterweight boss Liam Smith on Saturday night, only thanked his fans for coming, and did not work out. An explanation for the lack of action was not forthcoming from Golden Boy.

Here’s what happened: