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Ali's condition 'vastly improved'
22 Dec 2014 17:05
Muhammad Ali's condition has "vastly improved" since being admitted to a US hospital on Saturday with a mild case of pneumonia and his doctors are hopeful that he will soon be sent home, his representatives Boxcar have announced.
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The 72-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was taken to an undisclosed location on Saturday morning.
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"Muhammad Ali has vastly improved since being admitted to the hospital over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia," the statement read.
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"Ali's team of doctors hopes to discharge him soon.
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"The Ali family continues to request privacy and appreciates all of the prayers and well wishes.
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"No further details are being released."
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Ali, considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time, retired from the sport in 1981 and has suffered with Parkinson's since the mid-1980s.
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Ali last appeared in public in September when he attended the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards in Louisville, Kentucky where he keeps a home.
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