Away from the ring, ‘Iron Mike’ was no stranger to controversy either, and in 1992 the Brooklyn fighter was sentenced to six years in prison plus four years probation on charges of rape.
Following a meteoric rise to fame, Tyson’s life was in tatters, and he was forced to sell his lavish mansion in Ohio for $1.3 million (roughly £920,000) in 1999.
But thanks to one lucky photographer, we can take a glimpse of what it’s like inside…
As reported by the Mail, the mansion in Southington was bought in December 2014 with plans to convert the building into a church.
Restoration was scheduled for 2015, although images of the property’s current state have yet to emerge.
It makes a perfect candidate for the church to move into and build their sanctuary. Structurally the home is wonderful and I can’t wait to see the restoration completed over time.
It certainly is impressive.