Evander Holyfield Heavyweight Mansion Sells For $5.879 Million

Holyfield MansionThe Evander Holyfield Estate in Fayette, Ga., just sold for $5.879 million. The buyer? Rap mogul, Rick Ross, who told REVOLT that he has wanted to buy the property for years. According to the listing, the massive estate sits on nearly 150 acres of land, and is the largest single family home in Georgia at 50,000 square feet. But the impressive size is no match for the knockout amenities, which include a 350,000 gallon pool, one of the largest private pools in the United States. The property also boasts a 135-seat movie theater, a dining room large enough to seat 100 guests, a bowling alley, and of course, a boxing gym.

The home, created by local Atlanta architects at PFVS architecture, was built in 1994. And in case you want to “take it outside,” the estate also includes a second home on the property, at 4,000 square feet, and a seven-stall barn. The home was originally shopped around for $8.5 million back in April of 2013, and went through six rounds of price drops before the buyer laid out the $5.879 million.

The sale is likely a welcome one for Holyfield, who is currently up against some financial issues. According to the New York Times, Holyfield seems to be in some debt, due to unpaid back taxes and child-support commitments. The iconic boxer had to move out of the estate he says once cost him a million dollars to maintain. He said the Christmas lights alone came to a whopping $16,000!

If you were inviting 100 people over, what would you serve at the mighty mansion?

Discussion

  • Hank

    I guess Mike isn’t the only one taking a bite out of Holyfiled ; )