Former heavyweight world champion Muhammad Ali, which remained hospitalized and being treated for a respiratory issue, was in a very grave condition, according to reports.
The 74-year-old boxing legend has been rushed to hospital on Thursday after being found unresponsive at his home. A source close to his family said that the boxing legend was in very grave condition.
Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell told the Louisville Courier-Journal on Friday that Ali will remain in the hospital in the Phoenix area and that a brief stay was still expected.
The spokesman noted the media frenzy touched off each time the boxing legend is hospitalized, but Gunnell offered no further on Ali’s condition.
A source told US gossip website RadarOnline, a source said, via the Mirror: “He wasn’t responding.
“He went to bed Tuesday night but didn’t wake up in the afternoon or evening the next day. He was sleeping for 24 hours.
“They thought he might be too exhausted.”
Latest reports said that Ali was taken to intensive care and is now said to be resting under the care by his wife Lonnie and daughter Hana at an undisclosed hospital.
The 74-year-old Ali, which known not only for his impressive boxing career but also for his civil rights activism, has been hospitalized multiple times in recent years.
Ali has been hospitalized in 2014 after suffering a mild case of pneumonia and in 2015 has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.
Ali’s Parkinson’s disease, which thought by many to be linked to the thousands of punches he went during his boxing career, has limited his public speaking for years.Ali made his statements through his family members and spokespeople.
Ali on April attended a Celebrity Fight Night Dinner in Phoenix to help raised funds for treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Ali has caused a stir recently when he issued a statement rebuking US presidential candidate Donald Trump over Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
He retired from boxing world in 1981 with a record of 56 wins (37 by way of knockout) and 5 losses.
Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome in 1984, a disease that commonly results from head trauma from activities such as boxing, but he remained active at that time.
Nicknamed “The Greatest”, Ali was known in the boxing circle for his excellence footwork, terrible hand speed, superb reflexes, and constant movement in the ring, holding his hands low and lashing out with quick shots from unpredictable angles.
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