Muhammad Ali is reported to be in grave condition
Muhammad Ali’s family is at his bedside in a Phoenix hospital and two sources close to the legendary former heavyweight champion told the Los Angeles Times that the situation is “very grave.”
Ali, who’s suffered from Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years, was hospitalized Thursday with a respiratory illness. He reportedly was placed on life support Friday.
The boxing officials close to Ali and in contact with his family spoke on condition of anonymity out of respect to the three-time heavyweight champion and sports icon.
One of the officials said Ali’s condition has deteriorated to the point that an individual close to the situation has said “it could be hours” before his passing.
The Beatles (from left) Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, take a fake blow from Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, while visiting the heavyweight contender at his training camp in Miami, Fla., on Feb. 18, 1964.(AP)
Muhammad Ali playfully throws a fist at the camera while promoting his fight against George Foreman in Zaire in October 1974.(Howard Bingham)
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