The greatest of all time is facing another medical bout.
Muhammad Ali on Thursday was hospitalized with a respiratory infection, a spokesman for his family said.
“Ali, who suffers from Parkinson?s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in fair condition,? spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement. “A brief hospital stay is expected. At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy.”
Ali, 74, also was hospitalized in January 2015 with a urinary tract infection.
According to TMZ Sports, Ali’s last public appearance came in April when the former world heavyweight champion attended a charity event in Arizona.
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