Mike Tyson’s Deserted 80s Mansion

By

26th Dec, 2012

20121226-173316.jpg

Between 1985, when he made his professional debut at age 18, to his retirement two decades later, Mike Tyson made up to $400 million, demanding $30 million for a single fight at his peak. He led a high-flying lifestyle, buying mansions, cars and Bengal tigers at the drop of a hat. In 2004, Tyson filed for bankruptcy. He was $23 million in debt, owing the U.S. and British governments $17 million in taxes, three-quarters of a million dollars to seven law firms and $300,000 for limo services. Tyson owned this 5-bedroom, 60 acre property with an indoor pool, basket ball court and on-site tiger cages. It was no doubt to some very wild parties. Tyson lost ownership of it in the late 1990s, when a shifty entrepreneur by the name of Paul Monea who produced workout tapes starring Billy Blanks. He never lived in the mansion and tried to resell it on eBay of all places in 2005. Paul Monea was later arrested for drug related charges and the house fell into the hands of the authorities. By this time, however, the house was already deteriorating from neglect and vandalism, when urban explorers IllicitOhio.com paid a visit with their tripod and camera in 2007. Today the house is no longer abandoned and a private owner now maintains the home. Still, it’s fascinating to get a glimpse into the aftermath of one of the most sensational falls from grace in celebrity history…

20121226-173320.jpg

20121226-173324.jpg

 

20121226-173330.jpg

20121226-173335.jpg

20121226-173340.jpg

20121226-173349.jpg

20121226-173411.jpg

20121226-173417.jpg

20121226-173424.jpg

20121226-173428.jpg

20121226-173434.jpg

20121226-173438.jpg

20121226-173503.jpg

20121226-173449.jpg

20121226-174331.jpg

20121226-173454.jpg

20121226-174336.jpg

 

20121226-173604.jpg

20121226-173607.jpg

20121226-173613.jpg

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 

.

 

You might also like

Comments

More in Conversation StartersEditor's PicksLife is MessyNostalgiaObscure history

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

playboypink

13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CXC)

1. The socialite buried wearing a lace nightgown inside her 1964 Ferrari Sandra West was a Beverly Hills socialite and wife of Texas oil tycoon Ike West. When she made her will, she requested th...

Trending 1,565
antleroom

Inside the Shed of the Antlerman

I'm slightly nervous about posting this article. Not only am I a little freaked out by this place myself, but I have a feeling I might get some flak for it. The problem is, I'm completely in awe ...

Trending 2,598
btv1b90181613

The Art of the 1960s Paris Riots

Forty-eight years ago this month, revolution was brewing in Paris. Right outside my window in the Latin Quarter, from where I write this post to you, violent street battles were turning the city...

Trending 2,694
skylodge_020715_18

Climb inside the Hotel Rooms Hanging off a Cliff

Just in case you never get around to doing this– that is, climb 1,000 feet up a Peruvian mountain on a zipline to reach your bedroom for the night– here's what it looks like to check into...

Trending 2,326