Inside Mike Tyson's abandoned Ohio mansion
Back in Mike Tyson's heyday, the heavyweight champion lived like a king. New photos of Tyson's home from the 1980s and '90s are an eye-opening look at what it was like to be Iron Mike.
The home is 25,000 square feet and includes a massive indoor pool complex complete with wading area, diving board and fountain. There's even a bar.
The 5-bedroom residence is situated on 60 acres in Ohio -- Tyson resided there while training at Don King's facility. During the glory days, the home was covered in tiger print carpet and included a giant media room with space for a massive television and sound system.
The gues bathroom is the best part ... not even the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" could pull off this level of gaudy. The wall-to-wall-to-floor-to-ceiling marble is the tackiest. And the mirrored ceiling over the jacuzzi? There are no words.
According to the Daily Mail, Iron Mike sold the place in 1999 for a little over $1 million during a tough time in his boxing career.
In 1992, Tyson was sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape, though he served only 3. He famously bit off Evander Holyfield's ear during a televised boxing match in 1997, and during the late 1990s the champ was sued for assault and battery and charged with misdemeanor assault after a car accident.
Of course, Tyson's career was reborn with his famous cameo in 2009's "The Hangover" (and a tv show about pigeons).
Tyson's former home was most recently picked up by a church. According to local Ohio news, The Living Word Sanctuary will start remodeling sometime this spring.
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