Inside Mike Tyson’s £890k abandoned mansion that had tiger cages and basketball court before being converted into CHURCH

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation THIS is the spectacular mansion Mike Tyson abandoned during his rapid fall from grace.The former professional boxer – who was convicted of rape in 1992 – had no choice but to sell this palatial property as financial ruin loomed, and the imposing Ohio mansion has since been converted into a CHURCH.Mike Tyson’s former mansion has since been transformed into a churchCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comA former house of pain is now the house of the LordCredit: YoutubeThe Living Word Sanctuary Church have converted Tyson’s tiger cages into a pavilionCredit: YoutubeDisgraced Mike Tyson was forced to sell up after encountering serious money issuesCredit: AP:Associated PressThe self-declared “baddest man on the planet” once called this huge property home, but the former heavyweight champion had no choice but to sell up in 1999, after being dogged by controversy and money woes.And the luxurious, if dusty, mansion has since been transformed into The Living Word Sanctuary Church’s home.Living Word Pastor Nicholas DeJacimo told the Warren Tribune-Chronicle: “The property had been untouched for 10 years.“You had so much grass you could have sold it for hay.”The dilapidated pool has since been turned into a sanctuary while the living room is now a gathering place.Remnants of the 53-year-old’s time still remain with the basketball court still intact.The old fireplace has since been turned into an indoor waterfall while the four-bay garage is now classrooms and a nursery.And the tall steel cages where Tyson kept his famous four tigers have been dismantled for a pavilion. Mike Tyson admits his tigers could have come from convicted Netflix star Joe Exotic as he hails his ‘ingenious mind’Iron Make once had gates erected bearing his nameCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comPrevious snaps showed the mansion’s gold-plated fittings, situated behind an imposing gate with Tyson’s name emblazoned on it.The property was still an impressive sight, despite the run-down state and dilapidated interior it had became years after the brutal boxer sold it for £870k.In Tyson’s day, the mansion boasted five bedrooms and a full-size pool and Jacuzzi alongside its tiger cages and basketball court, with the entire pad decked out with crystal chandeliers.The delipidated pool has since been turned into a sanctuaryCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comThe marble interior had been sliding into a state of disrepairCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comTyson was convicted of rape in 1992, and sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years.He is best known for biting part of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during a high profile bout in 1997, and the disgraced star was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2003 after racking up millions in debts.In his prime… rapist Mike Tyson is rumoured to be millions in debtCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe house was decked out with chandeliers and tiger cages in its primeCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comThe house fetched over a million dollars when Tyson sold itCredit: imgur / www.illicitohio.comMike Tyson aged 14 breaks down in tears before fight and then wins by spectacular first round knockout 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Source: Boxing – read more

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