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Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.

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.