THE oldest surviving world heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, is in hospital with pneumonia.
The 72-year-old, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years after his 1981 retirement, was being treated by doctors and his spokeman, Bob Gunnell, said Ali is in a stable condition.
“He went into the hospital this morning,” Gunnell said. “He has a mild case of pneumonia and the prognosis is good.”
Gunnell declined to say where Ali was being kept in hospital and did not release any other details after requesting privacy for the fighter and his family.
Ali and his wife, Lonnie, have homes in Paradise Valley, Arizona; Berrien Springs, Michigan; and in Louisville.