SAN ANTONIO -- Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was in town on Monday to promote his Sept. 14 fight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., but where was Mayweather?
The press conference was set to begin at 6 p.m. Mayweather showed up about an hour and a half late.
His late arrival didn't sit well with Canelo, who didn't skip a beat when asked if he thinks Mayweather is showing his arrogance.
"You guys know the answer yourselves," he said in Spanish. "I think the most important thing is to respect the fans. They're the ones coming out for big events like this. You got to respect the fans."
Thousands of fans were still hanging around Alamo Plaza to get a glimpse of Mayweather when he finally made an appearance.
"One of the best cities in the world is San Antonio. And one of the best basketball teams in the world is the San Antonio Spurs," he said, drawing loud cheers from the crowd.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, however, was not cheering. On Sunday, he issued a press release saying that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and the city need to rethink how they use Alamo Plaza in promotional events.
“This would not happen at Gettysburg," Patterson said. "No one would even imagine holding such an event at the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor. Alamo Plaza is where Bowie and Travis fell. It should be treated as the hallowed ground that it is.”