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Inside Mike Tyson’s £890,000 Mansion Which Has Been Converted Into A Church

Inside Mike Tyson’s £890,000 Mansion Which Has Been Converted Into A Church

The £890,000 mansion Mike Tyson lived in during his prime years as a boxer has now been completely renovated into a church.

Tyson fell into financial trouble later on in his career and ended up having to leave his Ohio mansion which has now been repurposed.

'The Baddest Man on the Planet' had to sell his home in 1999 after a string of controversial incidents and money problems.

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His former home is now known as The Living Word Sanctuary Church's residency.

Living Word Pastor Nicholas DeJacimo explained to 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 living room of the house has been redesigned into a meeting place, while the swimming pool has now been turned into a sanctuary.

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An old fireplace has now been turned into an indoor waterfall while the garage which used to be filled with expensive cars is now a nursery and classrooms.

One of the only untouched areas of the mansion include the basketball court.

It's a far cry from the mansion Tyson owned, which also had iron gates with his name emblazoned across the top.

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It's an insight into Tyson's spending habits when at the peak of his career, but the Brooklyn native has admitted recently that he didn't like what he became.

He admitted on his podcast 'Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson' that he was 'sick' in his younger years and how he spent his money proved it.

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"When I was young I was an animal with money," he explained to his guest, NBA star Damian Lillard.

"Giving people money like f*** everybody, party with everybody and f*** their mothers, their sisters and their cousins... orgies. I was crazy.

"I was so sick and I had no idea I was so sick. I bought a lot of cars for girls too."

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Tyson was declared bankrupt in 2003 despite reportedly earning over $300 million during his successful career.

He was also arrested over the rape of beauty pageant model Desiree Washington, for which he served three years of a six year jail sentence.

But Tyson set his sights on turning his life around and has begun to mellow with age.

"I surrendered to a higher power. I said: 'Help me. I can't do nothing no more. Guide me. God, whoever. I don't know what to do," he told The Guardian in 2014.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Legends

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.