Jake Paul ‘showing signs of brain damage’ and doctors plead to stop him fighting

Jake Paul has revealed he is ignoring expert medical advice by carrying on with his boxing career despite showing “signs of long-term brain damage”.

The 24-year-old will face former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in Sunday morning’s fight in Tampa, Florida.

It will be the YouTube and TikTok star’s fifth professional fight, with the bout representing a rematch after he took a dubious split decision over his American compatriot in August.

But with Woodley replacing the injured Tommy Fury as Paul’s opponent, The Problem Child has admitted he has been warned against entering the ring by doctors following some alarming brain scans.

Speaking to American journalist Graham Bensinger, Paul said: "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."

And having already fought four times in a two-year professional career, he admitted he was defying medical advice by continuing to box.

He said: "[The doctor's] 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.

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"I was always thrown in there with people who were way better than me until I started to slowly get to their level."

The Cleveland man confessed that he regularly shows symptoms of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), and has had to battle memory loss and slurred speech.

He also conceded what he was doing was "detrimental" to his health.

Paul added: "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."

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