“He didn’t have a place to stay, so I had to find him a place to live so I wouldn’t lose him. I understood what I was working with then. But I understood this kid was talented.

“I didn’t want to lose him to the streets or him to quit boxing. So I had to find a way to keep him in LA, to put a roof over his head. I did just that.

“I found him a place to stay, food, everything a fighter would need to stay focused.

“We managed to keep him here, and little by little, his luck started changing for the better. Things began to fall into place.

“He got his opportunity to fight Joshua, and everyone knows the story.”

On taking four world title belts from Joshua in New York, Robles added: “It wasn’t luck. He was ready. He was prepared, he was focused, and he was hungry.

“Then the moment he won the world title, everything changed.”