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Boxing legend Ali hospitalized with respiratory ailment

U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses during the Crystal Award ce

Johannesburg: Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali , who has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease, was hospitalized on Thursday due to a respiratory issue.

Reflecting on Ali’s health, spokesperson Bob Gunnell informed that the 74-year-old boxer is in a ‘fair condition’ and that he is expected to have a brief stay in the hospital, Sport24 reported.

The three-time heavyweight champion has been hospitalized multiple times in recent years, including spending time in hospital in 2014 after suffering a mild pneumonia before being admitted again for a urinary tract infection last year.

Ali took retirement from his illustrious career after a defeat against Trevor Berbick in 1981. (ANI)

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