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Tyson’s former mansion to become church



The luxurious mansion former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson once lived in located in Southington, Ohio, USA, is set to be transformed into a church.

Tyson was forced to sell the home for $1.3m in 1999 following his fall from grace which saw the American facing huge financial difficulties after being convicted for rape.

The champion boxer lived in the Ohio residence during the late 1980s and 1990s while training for fights at Don King’s facility 20 miles away in nearby Orwell.

One photographer Johnny Joo, 24, was allowed inside to explore the property which featured gold-plated furnishings, a mirrored ceiling jacuzzi and a swimming pool twice the size of the average family home.

It features five bedrooms, several living spaces, seven and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen, a mini-kitchen/washroom, two attached garages, one external garage, full size pool and Jacuzzi, tiger cages and a basketball court.

Tyson decked out the mansion with crystal chandeliers, a pool larger than most homes, tiger print carpet and everything else necessary to make it his private party pad.

But now the property lies eerily quiet with just the shell of what was once home to the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at age 20.

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