In the not so distant future boxing will be relevant again. Suspend your disbelief for a second, boxing will be popular because it will be robots! Charlie Kenton (Jackman) is an ex boxer, now promoter with horrible decision making abilities. He is broke, and always looking for a large payday. This gets him in trouble with many people in the early part of the film. Real Steel isn’t about the robots, it’s Charlie’s story of redemption.