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Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Case of Pneumonia

Image: File photo of U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali posing at the World Economic Forum in Davos
U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali poses during the Crystal Award ceremony at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland in this January 28, 2006 file photo. Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on December 20, 2014. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and remains in stable condition, spokesman Bob Gunnell said. REUTERS/Andreas Meier/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT BOXING)ANDREAS MEIER / Reuters

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was admitted to an unnamed hospital Saturday morning with a “mild” case of pneumonia, his spokesman said in a statement.

Ali, 72, suffers from Parkinson’s disease. His spokesman, Bob Gunnell, said in a statement that Ali is in "stable condition" and receiving treatment from his team of doctors. "Because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," the statement added. It did not offer further details.

Image: Muhammed Ali is escorted on stage by his wife Lonnie Ali and a personal assistant during The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards XIX in Phoenix
Muhammed Ali is escorted on stage by his wife Lonnie Ali and a personal assistant during The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards XIX in Phoenix, Arizona on March 23, 2013.RALPH D. FRESO / Reuters file

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