When you're shooting a film about a former boxer teaching a robot fighting machine his tricks of the trade, how do you add the right level of rock 'em and sock 'em to both the star and his bot?
director Shawn Levy you turn to a pro to help make those moves authentic.
"Shawn said to me, 'I really want to bring someone in for you that's going to help you out. How do you feel about Sugar Ray Leonard?' And I was like, 'Sure, why don't we just go for the best?'" Jackman says with a grin.
What did Leonard think of Jackman? “He's a good student,” says the former boxing champ.