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Etika missing: Body found near Manhattan Bridge as search for YouTuber continues

Published: 25/Jun/2019 10:23 Updated: 25/Jun/2019 17:17

by Matt Porter


Update, June 15, 1:15pm EST: NYPD have now confirmed that the body found was Etika, pronounced dead aged 29.

The New York Police Department have confirmed that a body has been recovered from the East River in Manhattan, as the search for missing YouTuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah continues.

The NYPD stated that they had responded to an emergency call at 6:18pm on Monday, June 24, which reported that a body could be seen floating in the river. 

The body was recovered from the water, with the unidentified male pronounced dead at the scene.

Twitter: SeansyRBLXThe NYPD recovered the body of an unidentified male from the East River.

In a statement released by the NYPD, the department wrote: “The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing. Identification of the deceased is pending proper family notification. The medical examiner will confirm identification.”

It is expected that it may be a few days before there is any official word on the identity of the man.

Instagram: EtikaEtikia has been missing since June 19.

The discovery of the unidentified male comes as the search for Etika continues, with a bag alongside a number of his personal items such as cell phone, his New York state driver’s license, and his wallet which found scattered across the Manhattan Bridge.

Inside the bag, police found his Nintendo Switch console, and items of clothing including a shirt, shorts, and a pair of underwear.

The 29-year-old has been missing since Wednesday, June 19, with the YouTuber releasing a concerning video on his channel titled “I’m Sorry” in which he alluded to committing suicide.

The video has since been removed for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service, and his Twitch account has also been taken down. His Twitter and Instagram accounts remain live, however there have been no updates posted to either social media channel since his disappearance.

The New York Police Department are still investigating his disappearance.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know anyone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).


Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton


Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 


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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.