It is the 22nd century, a time when a technology called "telerobotics" is commonly used.
This area of study was developed to enable a robot to mirror the body movements of the human in control of it. The use of Telerobotics enabled robots to work under conditions unbearable to humans. As the technology matured, increasingly specialized robots were created.
To increase people's interest in telerobotics, the pre-eminent scientist in the field, Dr. Edward Maki Jr., developed teleroboxing -- a boxing match between robots that are remotely controlled by human players. The players called themselves "teleroboxers". Teleroboxing achieved world-wide popularity immediately.
Teleroboxers entered their robots in matches all over the globe, and each claimed to be the best. Finally, a Teleroboxing tournament was organized to determine the true world champion among the best teleroboxers.