LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—Boxing good

Muhammad Ali

was hospitalized with a amiable box of pneumonia that was held early and should outcome in a brief sanatorium stay, a orator for Mr. Ali pronounced Saturday night.

The three-time universe heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his group of doctors and is in fast condition, pronounced his spokesman,

Bob Gunnell.

“He went into a sanatorium this morning,” Mr. Gunnell pronounced in a phone interview. “He has a amiable box of pneumonia and a augury is good.”

Gunnell declined to contend where a 72-year-old Mr. Ali is hospitalized. No other sum are being expelled due to a family’s ask for privacy, he said.

Mr. Ali seemed in open in Sep to attend a rite in his hometown of Louisville for a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. He did not speak.

Mr. Ali late from fighting in 1981 and clinging himself to amicable causes. He trafficked a universe on charitable missions, connecting with a masses and rubbing elbows with universe leaders. He perceived a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President

George W. Bush

in 2005.

The Muhammad Ali Center, in Louisville, is dedicated to his charitable causes and also showcases his fighting career.

Mr. Ali and his wife, Lonnie, have homes in Paradise Valley, Arizona; Berrien Springs, Michigan; and in Louisville.

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