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Boxing great Muhammad Ali in hospital with respiratory issue

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In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. (AP photo) In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. (AP photo)
In this May 25, 1965, photo, Muhammad Ali stands over Sonny Liston shortly after dropping him with a short hard right to the jaw in Lewiston, Maine, in their world heavyweight bout. (AP Photo) In this May 25, 1965, photo, Muhammad Ali stands over Sonny Liston shortly after dropping him with a short hard right to the jaw in Lewiston, Maine, in their world heavyweight bout. (AP Photo)
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 that the 74-year-old is in fair condition, and that 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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