First question is, why would anyone need a house with 160 rooms? Evander is a perfect example of how so many black entertainers, athletes, singers and rappers go broke. Does anyone remember what happened to Hammer? SMH
Evander Holyfield’s home is massive. When you drive by it (it is not far from our house) you think it is a museum. But the cost of maintaining the home and the other expenses that the aging boxer are wearing out his resources and for the second time in a year the home is under foreclosure.
A notice published last week in the Fayette Daily News revealed the former heavyweight boxing champion is in danger of losing his 109-room Fairburn mansion. The lien holder is demanding full repayment of the original $10 million loan, with an auction scheduled for July 7 on the Fayette County Courthouse steps.
Holyfield did not return a call seeking comment.
Last June a foreclosure notice was issued for the manor at 794 Evander Holyfield Highway, but “The Real deal” was able to strike a deal to stay in his home, which sits on 235 acres just south of the Fulton County line.
The 46-year-old Holyfield also has a second Fayette property, at 592 and 596 West Bridge Road, under foreclosure, with an original loan amount of $216,000.via ajc.com.
Having met Evander around town and heard stories, he is a good man with a big heart. But the excesses that mark a typical professional athletes life seems to leave them broke more times than not. Sure they get amazing paychecks, but they also spend at rates that would make a normal person faint. Just a little self discipline and common sense would make such a huge difference in their lives.
This is so sad. We hope other athletes are paying attention. Money doesn’t grow on trees and fame doesn’t last forever.