The Southwest Michigan home owned by the late Muhammad Ali has been sold for $2.5 million. According to The Chicago Tribune, Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, sold the mansion on December 21.
Perched on a bend in the river in Berrien Springs, Michigan, the 81-acre estate boasts a mile of river frontage, a full-size basketball gym, an outdoor kitchen complete with appliances and grills, a gazebo, a fire pit, gardens and an impressive waterfall rock garden.
Even though Ali is a Kentucky native, he lived in South Side Chicago during the mid-1970s. The Olympic medalist purchased the home for $400,000 in 1975.
The massive property has eight buildings in total, with the main house being a 3,960 square foot residence. In addition to a boxing ring, the other seven plots include a combined office and boxing ring and two climate-controlled garages.
When the property was first listed, Lonnie priced it at $2,895,037. The distinct price is of significance to the Ali family. The 37 pays homage to Ali’s career knockouts.
As for lucky buyer of the historic farm? The Mirror reports that a Muslim non-profit located in New York purchased the residence from Indiana and Michigan licensed real estate firm Cressy & Everett Real Estate.