When he was on top of the boxing world, no one lived larger than Mike Tyson. Check out his abandoned Ohio mansion. From his dominance in the ring to his demeanor outside it, he was a ferocious force to be reckoned with. Then his entire world came crumbling out from under him when he was convicted of rape in 1992.
From the indoor pool filled with brackish and slimy water to lavish rooms decked out in tons and tons of stonework, it was clear that Tyson liked his luxuries and didn’t mind paying for them. One image in particular says a lot about who the man was. On a fireplace hearth, covered in dust, are a collection of TV and electronic equipment remotes, like artifacts from another time. Perhaps the most impressive? The bathroom featuring a mirror above the Jacuzzi. Or maybe, the wall of dimmers.
Once out of prison, Tyson had to rearrange his priorities – and that meant selling off his mansion in Ohio for pennies on the dollar. Luckily one photographer got a chance to wander the empty rooms and the pictures he took show elegance in decay, a once mighty man now reduced to a real property metaphor of what he once was.