Is Jake Paul’s Robot ‘The Problem Bot’ Automated?

Published 08/28/2021, 12:24 PM EDT


Jake Paul is set to fight Tyron Woodley this weekend in his fourth professional fight inside the boxing ring. Paul fought Ben Askren in his last fight and earned a first-round finish. During the weigh-ins of that contest, ‘The Problem Child’ turned heads as he came out with a giant robot behind him.

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The robot is known by the moniker, ‘The Problem Bot’ which is influenced by Paul’s own nickname. The structure is almost 10 feet tall and is scary in some regards. He was the subject of multiple trolls online. However, he managed to successfully grab the attention of the fans. Also, Paul went on to win his fight against ‘Funky’ via first-round knockout.

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However, the robot is not actually automated. There is in fact a mascot underneath it with a suit. There is no AI involved. He has fooled many into thinking that it is actually a robot.

Paul first shared a video of him alongside ‘The Problem Bot’ on his Instagram. The video managed to get instant reactions from the fans and there were several people commenting on the post about how it looked scary.

The robot has an Instagram page dedicated to it. It has almost 59k followers as well. One can understand the ability Paul has to influence the users of social media. The robot made its appearance during Paul’s press conference ahead of his fight with Tyron Woodley as well.

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Can Jake Paul upset Tyron Woodley as well?

The fight against Woodley is undoubtedly Paul’s biggest test inside the squared ring to date. Woodley is a better striker than anybody Paul has fought. Adding to that, Woodley has legit one-punch knockout power in his hands.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Jake Paul (L) and Tyron Woodley (R) face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

That being said, Paul has been able to surprise his doubters time and again to date. But, he hasn’t fought a bonafide UFC Hall of Famer, who can strike, before. His performance in the fight might give the fans a fair idea about the skill level that Paul possesses.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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