Jake Paul Continues Fighting Career Against Doctor's Advice, Claims Boxing Caused Memory Loss, Slurred Speech
Jake Paul made concerning claims regarding his health in his recent appearance on In Depth With Graham Besinger.
The social media personality — who began a professional fighting career 3 years ago — admitted that since he began boxing, he has suffered increased memory loss and has been slurring his words.
"I notice it in conversations with like, with my girlfriend or friends, like, not remembering something that I should be able to remember that happened a couple days ago," he told the show host. "Sometimes in my speech, where like every hundredth or two hundredth word, I'll mess up or, like, slur, which I didn't do that before."
The 24-year-old noted that his memory problems didn't start when he stepped into the ring, but stemmed from a series of concussions he suffered while playing football as a teenager — though he admitted consistently getting punched in the head is clearly causing the issues to worsen.
"The doctor told me there's a lack of blood flow from the concussions I had when I would play football into certain areas of my brain," he explained. "One of them being the frontal lobe which is partially memory."
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"After my first year of boxing, I went back and it was worse." The Youtuber added his doctor's advice was a firm: "Don't do that sport."
"It was affecting me a lot more at a rapid pace because I never took it easy," he continued, referring to his many fights with challenging opponents. "I was always thrown in there with people who were way, way better than me until I started to slowly get to their level."
This comes as Paul prepares for his highly anticipated rematch with Tyron Woodley on Saturday, December 18.
The former Disney star previously beat the welterweight boxer in a split decision back in August, despite neither of the fighters scoring a knockout.