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Jake Paul Continues Fighting Career Against Doctor's Advice, Claims Boxing Caused Memory Loss, Slurred Speech

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Dec. 18 2021, Published 12:40 p.m. ET

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Jake Paul made concerning claims regarding his health in his recent appearance on In Depth With Graham Besinger.

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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"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."

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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.

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