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.