Boxing legend Muhammad Ali admitted to hospital

Muhammad Ali having his hands bandaged by manager Angelo Dundee in 1966
Muhammad Ali having his hands bandaged by manager Angelo Dundee in 1966
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Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia.

The 72-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, was taken to an undisclosed location on Saturday morning, but is expected to be released in a few days, say his representatives Boxcar.

“Ali is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition,” the statement read.

“He was admitted earlier this (Saturday) morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected.

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

Ali, considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time, retired from the sport in 1981 and has suffered with Parkinson’s since the mid-1980s.