The 72-year-old Muhammad Ali is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight in boxing history, if not the best boxer of all time. Ali was hospitalized on Saturday after suffering from pneumonia.
The Associated Press (via ESPN) had the details:
“A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia.
Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night that the 72-year-old boxing great is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition.
Gunnell says Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday. He says Ali’s prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early and that a short hospital stay is expected.
He says no other details are being released due to the Ali family’s request for privacy.”
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 22, 2014