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Jake Paul reveals ahead of big weekend bout that he has brain damage but will carry on with fight


YouTuber Jake Paul said he has brain damage a day out from a highly-publicized boxing match but will carry on fighting despite this setback.


Paul said in a press conference in the run-up to Saturday's fight night that he had done a brain scan, which revealed early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).


CTE, which is also known as "boxer's brain," can cause a range of symptoms, including impaired judgment, impulse control, and mental illness.


The 24-year-old YouTuber is set to face off against former MMA world champion Ben Askren in a showbiz boxing bout on April 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


His older brother Logan got his brain scanned in 2019, which revealed signs of trauma from his own time in boxing rings.


At the time, Logan Paul said that he wanted to "figure out why (he's) so f---ed up," and did the scan to find out the reason behind his poor impulse control and "emotional unavailability."






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