Rapper Rick Ross set to buy former Holyfield mansion

Rapper Rick Ross set to buy former Holyfield mansion

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Rapper Rick Ross attends the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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

Now, those bills will belong to someone else. Rapper Rick Ross has a contract to buy the 235-acre estate previously owned by Holyfield, who lost the property in 2012 due to foreclosure, according to Jackie Campbell, the property’s listing agent.

Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday that the property sale is scheduled to close Jan. 28.

“We do look to be on schedule,” Campbell said. “I feel fairly confident that it will close.”

The mansion hit the auction block in November, but that sale fell through, Campbell said. Although the sale price can’t be disclosed yet, it’s not far off the $6.875 million asking price, she said.

Last week, one of the rappers on Ross’ music label posted a picture on Instagram of the compound’s soon-to-be new owner.

“New crib is unreal,” fellow rapper Meek Mill posted, 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.

In the event Ross’ purchase doesn’t go through, Campbell has two backup offers, she said.

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