These Images Of Mike Tyson’s Abandoned Mansion Will Shock You
When Mike Tyson was busy knocking down every opponent who dared to rise against him, he didn’t only achieve a lot of fame and crazy fans, but also a whopping sum of money to roll on that took his lifestyle notches higher. One of the biggest investments he made with that money was buying his own mansion. It is located in Sounthington, Ohio and he lived there in the late 80s and 90s. As reported by CNN and Fox News, photographer Johnny Joo got a look inside the mansion that now stands deserted after Tyson sold it when he hit rock bottom in his career.
As reported by Fox News Joo told Caters News,
“ [highlight] It felt cold, rather empty and eerie – not so much a creepy eerie but a more interesting one. [/highlight] ”
He also said, “ [highlight] I knew Mike Tyson had once just hung out here and now I stood staring down everything that had been left behind. [/highlight] ”
Mike Tyson bought the 60 acre property at a sheriff’s sale in 1989 for $300,000. Later when Tyson was fined for $3 million for biting off an opponent’s ear, things changed. By that time he had already sold the mansion and the neighbourhood had issues with him keeping pet tigers. The mansion boasts of 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool and cages for the tigers.
Here’s presenting the images taken by Johnny Joo. Joo is a photographer with a passion to capture deserted and forgotten buildings. He has taken these images long back and was arrested for doing so without permission. He has released them now, with the help of media support. Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion has shocked the entire world with the face it’s wearing today. It’s a story of success and failure all in one album. Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion is a tale of what the celebrity won and lost over a period of time. It’s so crazy because we must have probably seen the same Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion in the pink of its health in Hangover and look at it now!1
These are few of the selected photos from the whole lot, you can check the full album which the photographer (johnny joo) has uploaded to flickr. [Full Album]
For people who like watching it live, here’s a video link to Mike Tyson’s Abandoned Mansion by Viral.
We must say, Tyson surely lived like a King when he could!
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