Famed boxer Muhammad Ali hospitalized for pneumonia

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(CNN) —  Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

Ali’s treatment prognosis is good, he said.

“Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition,” Gunnell said in a statement. The illness was caught early, and Ali is not expected to be in the hospital long.

“At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy,” the statement said.

Ali, 72, is a former boxing heavyweight champion and former boxing Olympic gold medalist.