Jake Paul is set to fight Ben Askren on April 17th, but he’s not going into the fight with his brain at 100%.
Paul admitted in a press conference prior to his superfight against Askren that he is showing early signs of CTE, but that won’t keep him from the fight. He went on to talk about how dangerous it is that he is so dedicated to boxing that he continues.
“It’s a dangerous sport. That’s why, when people question my dedication to it, it’s like, I’m showing up every single day.”
“I’m putting my mental health on the line. My brain is on the line. Like you said, I’ve gone and gotten brain scans and have early signs of CTE.”
CTE is a brain disease that is still being researched. It is a relatively new field of study and there have been some breakthroughs in recent memory. Former WWE Superstar Chris Nowinski has helped head up plenty of groundbreaking studies. That being said, it is still not something that a boxer should take lightly.
Jake Paul is determined to make his name in the boxing world and he’s not going to let a little early CTE stop him.
The fight is on Triller Fight Club for $49.99 on April 17th. We will have results here at Thirsty.