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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali hospitalised for pneumonia

​Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia, a spokesman said on Saturday.

But fans don't have to worry just yet.

The boxing legend is expected to recover because the illness was caught early. 

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

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

The three-time world heavyweight champion was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years after he retired from boxing in 1981.

His last public appearance was in September to attend a ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.

Here's an entertaining video of Joanna Lumley interviewing Ali and his famous rivals, George Foreman and Joe Frazier. 

 

Source: Reuters

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