TOKYO (AFP): It could be the biggest heavyweight fight in history. Weighing in at four tons, a Japanese company’s four-metre (13 foot) high Kuratas robot is set to clash with a US rival’s MegaBot in a clash straight out of a Transformers movie. Suidobashi Heavy Industry took up the giant challenge in a weekend video, as the Japanese firm’s chief Kogoro Kurata admitted that his country’s robot culture was at stake. ‘Yeah. I will fight. Absolutely,’ he declared on the YouTube video with English subtitles. ‘But you know, we really need a melee combat.

If we are going to win this, I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it.’