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Boxing good Muhammad Ali in hospital, orator says

10:37 PM ET

Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized and is being treated for a respiratory issue, family orator Bob Gunnell pronounced in a matter Thursday.

“He is being treated by his group of doctors and is in satisfactory condition,” Gunnell pronounced in a matter datelined from Phoenix, where Ali lives. “A brief sanatorium stay is expected. At this time, a Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy.”

The Associated Press, citing sources it did not brand since they were not vocalization on interest of a family, pronounced Thursday night that Ali’s health condition might be some-more critical than in his prior sanatorium stays.

Ali, 74, suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The legendary, three-time heavyweight champion has been hospitalized a few times in new years, including twice between late 2014 and early ’15 with a serious urinary tract infection primarily diagnosed as pneumonia.

Ali has looked increasingly thin in open appearances in new years, including on Apr 9 when he wore sunglasses and was hunched over during a annual Celebrity Fight Night cooking in Phoenix, that raises supports for diagnosis of Parkinson’s. His final grave open coming before that was in Oct when he seemed during a Sports Illustrated Tribute to Muhammad Ali during The Muhammad Ali Center in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, along with former opponents George Foreman and Larry Holmes.

News of his hospitalization brought good wishes from boxers and others on Twitter, including Sugar Ray Leonard, who modeled his career after Ali.

Information from The Associated Press was enclosed in this report.

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