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.
The self-declared “baddest man on the planet” once called this massive 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.