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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with respiratory issue

Muhammad Ali attends the opening session of the

Muhammad Ali attends the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Sept. 24, 2008 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images North America / Spencer Platt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue.

Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday that Ali is being treated by doctors as a precaution. He says that the 74-year-old is in fair condition, and that a brief hospital stay is expected.

He declined to say where Ali is hospitalized or when he was admitted.

Ali has battled Parkinson’s disease for years.




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