Meet ‘The Problem Bot’ – The Official Boxing Mascot of Jake Paul

Published 04/16/2021, 1:23 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul is a decorated celebrity boxer in the world of boxing today. Undoubtedly the new professional boxer has achieved a lot in his career in a brief span of time. He holds millions of followers and is considered a very popular face on the internet and in celebrity boxing.

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‘The Problem’ Child makes news headlines because of his various stunts and YouTube videos that attract a lot of attention. 

On April 15, 2021, the boxer posted a video on Instagram that attracted the attention of all his fans. The video saw around 1.7 million views and about 3114 comments in a day. The celebrity’s video had a tagline, That’s my best friend @theproblembot.

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The Instagram video featured the release of the official boxing mascot of Jake Paul. The name of the bot ‘The Problem Bot’ resembled Jake Paul’s moniker (The Problem Child).

Now, fans will expect ‘The Problem Bot’ to be part of Paul’s entrance on April 17, or at least be at ringside as he boxes Ben Askren.

‘The Problem Bot’ of Jake Paul

‘The Problem Bot’ is a 10 feet tall robot that is the official boxing mascot for ‘The Problem Child’. The entire video showed Jake Paul’s next-level marketing strategy before his upcoming fight against former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, on April 17 in Atlanta. 

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The bot is the latest in a series of efforts to draw attention to the fight. Paul’s previous efforts have ranged from social media taunts to an altercation in the face-offs and stunts at the open workout. 

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Jake Paul vs ‘Funky’ Askren bout has been the talk of the town for quite some time. Even UFC President Dana White bet “$1 million dollars” on Jake Paul losing to Askren.

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Only time shall reveal who is going to win and mark their name in the history of boxing. ‘The Problem Bot’ however, has already made history. What did you make of the robot?

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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