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Posted: January 23, 2014

Reports: Rapper Rick Ross buys former Evander Holyfield mansion


            Reports: Rapper Rick Ross buys former Evander Holyfield mansion
Rapper Rick Ross is set to buy the Fayette County estate previously owned by boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

By Alexis Stevens

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield once said his Georgia compound cost $1 million a year in upkeep.

Now, those bills will belong to someone else. Rapper Rick Ross reportedly has bought the 235-acre estate previously owned by Holyfield, who lost the property in 2012 due to foreclosure.

The mansion was scheduled for the auction block in November, but the official sale price hasn’t been disclosed. But last week, one of the rappers on Ross’ music label posted a picture on Instagram of the compound’s apparent new owner.

“New crib is unreal,” fellow rapper Meek Mill posted, effectively announcing the sale. There’s a picture of Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, at the top of a grandiose staircase.

The “crib” is beyond unreal compared to the average home. With 109 rooms, the mansion has a dining room big enough to seat 100, a bowling alley, a 135-seat movie theater, an Olympic-size pool and a baseball field. There’s also a separate 4,000-square-foot home on the property.

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