Muhammad Ali in hospital with respiratory issue

The boxing great is being treated for a respiratory issue

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali arrives to see a fight of his daughter U.S. boxer Laila Ali, and Asa Maria Sandell from Sweden iin Berlin on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali arrives to see a fight of his daughter U.S. boxer Laila Ali, and Asa Maria Sandell from Sweden iin Berlin on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue.

Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday that Ali is being treated by doctors as a precaution. He says the 74-year-old is in fair condition, and a brief hospital stay is expected.

He declined to say where Ali is hospitalized or when he was admitted.

Ali has battled Parkinson’s disease for years.

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