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Inside Mike Tyson's Dilapidated Former Mansion

03/31/2015 01:18 pm ET | Updated Apr 01, 2015

Iron Mike lived in style.

In the late 80s and early 90s, former heavy weight champion of the world Mike Tyson lived in this grandiose (some might dare say gaudy) mansion in Southington, Ohio.

The 25,000 square-foot space sits on 60 acres and includes five bedrooms, several living spaces, seven-and-a-half bathrooms, a full kitchen, a mini-kitchen/washroom, two attached garages, one external garage, full size pool and Jacuzzi, tiger cages and a basketball court, according to Caters photo agency.

The most outrageous aspect of the home is the Jacuzzi room, which includes wall to wall to floor-to-ceiling marble and a ceiling mirror.

But after more than two decades of relative abandonment, the home has fallen into disrepair, with graffiti covering much of the property.

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    The gate to Mike Tysons house, displaying his name
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    The swimming pool room.
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    The marble and gold en-suite.
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    The Jacuzzi hot tub with a mirrored ceiling.
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    One of the Grand staircases with an open fire at the bottom.
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    Massive entertainment room, with TV and sound system cabinets.

Now, the former abode of a man who said he wanted to eat children will be turned into a place for children, and other worshipers.

Nick Dejacimo, the mansion's current owner, said he wants to turn it into a "church campus."

"It really is a blessing," Dejacimo told photographer Johnny Joo. "We have a vision of completely redoing the entire place and having a church campus."

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