The boxing legend, Muhammad Ali is currently in hospital battling pneumonia but according to his representatives the “prognosis is good”. It all started on Saturday when Ali was rushed to hospital with a “mild case” of the illness, as reported by E! News.
“Muhammad Ali is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition” the source said. “He was admitted earlier this 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 – No further details are being released at this time” he added.
However, according to a spokesman that had a conversation with NBC News a few hours ago, “Muhammad Ali has ‘vastly improved’ since he was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia, and doctors hope to discharge him soon.”
Ali, now 72, has won the heavyweight title in boxing 3 times. Unfortunately, at the young age of 42, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The aliment which is incurable is being “contained” with the proper medication.
Two months earlier, 2 of Muhammad Ali’s daughters, Maryum and Hana, spoke to BBC Sports on their father’s condition and quashed the rumors of the deterioration of his health. “He has never been on his deathbed – He has Parkinson’s, he has had it for 30 years and it is a progressive degenerative disease but he does well and is healthy outside the Parkinson’s”. They also underlined that their father, who retired from boxing in 1981, “enjoys his life and he is clear-minded”. However they told BBC that Parkinson has affected his speech.
Muhammad Ali, whose birth name is Cassius Clay, also won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games that was hosted in Rome.
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