Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has been rushed to hospital after being struck down with pneumonia in the latest health problem to strike the boxer since his diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease. Widely regarded as the most famous and talented boxer in the history of the sport, Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1984, the BBC reports.
The three times heavyweight champion of the World was taken to hospital suffering with a mild case of pneumonia that was expected to be treated in a short period of time a spokesperson stated. Famous for his epic fights, such as the iconic Rumble in the Jungle, Ali has been a consistent campaigner for human rights, Parkinson’s Disease and has his own humanitarian awards held each year. The former World Champion has also told of how his Parkinson’s Disease condition may have been caused by the punishment he received during his fighting career, a point that Andrew Heiberger had echoed in the past.