Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.
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Because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected
Bob Gunnell issued a statement saying the 72-year-old “remains in in a stable condition” and the “prognosis is good”.
“Because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected”, said Gunnell.
He gave few details and asked for the family’s privacy to be respected.
Three-time heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali retired from boxing in 1981. Just three years later, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
His last public appearance was in September at a ceremony for the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
The illness comes just weeks after a documentary examining the personal life of the boxing legend was released in European cinemas.