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Muhammad Ali rushed to hospital for respiratory issue

The former boxing champ goes down after suffering breathing problems.

By Elizabeth Best
Muhammad Ali has been rushed to hospital after having trouble breathing.
A statement from his representatives said the former boxing champ was suffering from “respiratory issues” and was whisked to hospital to be admitted.
The statement said that the 74-year-old is currently in a “fair condition” and is being treated by a team of doctors.
Muhammad has been battling Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years.
The statement said Muhammad was being cared for by a team of doctors.
The champ, pictured here with Len Amato, Laila Ali and Donald Lassere at the premiere of his HBO movie in 2013, has been looking increasingly frail at events.
The debilitating condition delivers long-term damage to the central nervous system, causing tremors through the body.
In March one of his close friends, Davis Miller, told People magazine that the sporting great was now confined to a wheelchair but “still fights every day all day long."
We wish him the best for a speedy recovery.
Watch a young Muhammad Ali talk about his boxing career during an appearance on Parkinson back in 1971 in the player below.

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