Muhammad Ali hospitalised but in a ‘stable condition’

Boxing legend to be treated for a respiratory problem

The 74-year-old former Heavyweight champion has been hospitalized for a respiratory issue and is currently being treated by his team of doctors.

US former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali gives a punch in front of photographers at hotel Belvedere in Davos 28 January 2006. AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

According to family spokesman Bob Gunnell in a written statement: ‘Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in fair condition.’

‘A brief hospital stay is expected. At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy.’ Concluded the spokesman.

The former champ was last seen out in public back in April — when he attended the Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Arizona … along with huge stars like Carrie Underwood and Rob Gronkowski.

Ali, widely regarded as the sport’s greatest heavyweight ever, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984 at the age of 42.

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