Muhammad Ali hospitalised due to pneumonia

Boxing great Muhammad Ali, 72, expected to recover because illness was caught early, according to spokesperson.

    Ali suffers from Parkison's disease [AFP]
    Ali suffers from Parkison's disease [AFP]

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said.

    Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and remains in stable condition, spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

    "Because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," Gunnell said in a statement.

    He declined to give any further details of the boxer's condition and said Ali's family was asking for privacy.

    The boxing great, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, made a public appearance in September to attend a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.

    A three-time world heavyweight champion, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's about three years after he retired from boxing in 1981.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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