Jake Paul is just two years into his boxing journey, but the YouTuber claims he is already experiencing some worrying side effects from his new career.
‘The Problem Child’ is set to rematch Tyron Woodley on Saturday (December 18) in what will be his fifth professional boxing match. In their first fight, Paul took quite a lot of damage from the former UFC welterweight champion before eeking out a split decision win.
Ahead of the bout, Paul sat down for an interview with Graham Bensinger and revealed that boxing had exacerbated the cranial problems he picked up playing American Football during his younger days.
“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,” Paul said. One of them I believe is the frontal lobe which is partial for memory and so on.
Jake Paul Says Doctors Have Told Him To Quit Boxing
“After my first year of boxing, I went back and it was worse,” Paul explained. ““[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 claims to be suffering from memory loss and slurred speech just two years into his boxing career.
“You’re doing something that is detrimental to your long-term health,” Paul said. “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.” (Transcribed by TalkSPORT)
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