Jake Paul claims he has been suffering with memory loss and slurred speech as the YouTube star says that his doctor has advised him he should QUIT boxing despite upcoming fight with Tyron Woodley
- American YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul says he suffers from memory loss
- The 24-year-old has been involved in four professional fights in boxing
- He claims that doctors have told him to quit the sport due to his problems
- Paul though is set to fight Tyron Woodley in a re-match on December 18
- He was originally set to fight Tommy Fury who pulled out of the contest
Jake Paul has claimed he is currently suffering with memory loss and has been told to quit boxing by his doctor.
The 24-year-old has only been in four professional fights, with wins against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson and MMA stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
Paul played American football as a child and says that boxing might have exacerbated problems from when he was young.
Jake Paul has claimed that he has been told he should quit boxing by his doctors
The YouTuber-turned-boxer said he suffers from memory loss as well as slurred speech
He told Graham Bensinger on his YouTube channel: ‘I got my brain scanned right before I started boxing and the doctor told me there’s lack of blood flow from the concussions I had playing football to certain areas on my brain.
‘One of them I believe is the frontal lobe which is partial for memory and so on.
‘After my first year of boxing, I went back and it was worse.’
Paul has been involved in four professional fights – all of which have been victories
The YouTuber-turned-boxer added that doctors have told him to stay away from the ring – despite the fact his next fight is on Saturday.
He added: ‘[The doctors] advice is don’t do that sport.
‘That’s all they can advise as a doctor, I think before it was affecting me at a rapid pace because I never took it easy.
‘I was always thrown in there with people who were way better than me until I started to slowly get to their level.’
Paul went on to confess his short-term memory has taken a hit and he also slurs every ‘100th word or 200th word’ in conversation.
Paul was originally set to fight Tommy Fury who pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection
Tyron Woodley who lost to Paul in August, will have a re-match on December 18
He said: ‘You’re doing something that is detrimental to your long term health.
‘I notice it in conversations with my girlfriends or friends, not remembering something that I should be able to remember that happened a couple of days ago.
‘Sometimes in my speech, there’s like every 100th or 200th word I’ll mess up or like slur, which I didn’t do that before.’
In his most recent bout, in August, the 24-year-old beat former UFC champion Tyron Woodley via split decision, and Paul will rematch the 39-year-old this Saturday – after original opponent Tommy Fury withdrew
Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson – withdrew from the pair’s scheduled contest due to a broken rib and chest infection.
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