Mike Tyson's former Ohio home becoming a house of worship

(AP Photo/Mark A. Stahl, File). FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 file photo, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson pumps his fist in the air during his weigh-in at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio.

A church is converting an Ohio mansion once owned by former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson into a house of worship.

Posted: Mar. 4, 2018 12:54 PM

WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A church is converting an Ohio mansion once owned by former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson into a house of worship.

The Warren Tribune-Chronicle reports Living Word Sanctuary Church is converting a 10,000-square-foot (929 sq. meter) indoor pool room into a sanctuary and other rooms into offices, classrooms and a nursery.

Tyson bought the Southington Township mansion at sheriff's sale in in 1989 for $300,000 and sold it for $1.3 million 10 years later to an infomercial entrepreneur sent to federal prison in 2007 for money laundering.

It was sold at sheriff's sale in 2010 for a reported $600,000 and donated to the church, which paid off back taxes.

Cages where Tyson kept four tigers have been dismantled for a pavilion.

The church currently holds services at a YMCA.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 35°
Robinson
Broken Clouds
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 34°
Indianapolis
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 31°
Rockville
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 35°
Casey
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Brazil
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 35°
Marshall
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 35°
Clearer sky and mild conditions.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Community Center Benefit Concert

Image

Daddy Daughter Dance

Image

Clothe-A-Child Giveaway

Image

Wreaths Across America Day

Image

2 arrested on felony drug charges

Image

Name released in fatal car vs. pedestrian accident

Image

Volunteer Firefighter Training

Image

Saturday Forecast

Image

Friday Late Forecast

Image

Guys Who Give Donation

WTHI Events