Muhammad Ali Hospitalized with Pneumonia

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(Last Updated On: December 22, 2014)

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

Ali’s treatment prognosis is good, he said.

“Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition,” Gunnell said in a statement.

The illness was caught early, and Ali, 72, is not expected to be in the hospital long.

“At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy,” the statement said.

Ali was born Cassius Clay and won an Olympic gold medal as a light-heavyweight at age 18. He retired from boxing in 1981 and announced his diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease three years later.

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Courtesy of CNN.

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