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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with respiratory infection, in fair condition

Muhmmad Ali

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Former US Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali attends the U.S. Olympic Committee Benefit Gala at USA House at the Royal College of Art on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is in fair condition after being hospitalized with a respiratory infection.

“Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in fair condition,” family spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement. “A brief hospital stay is expected. At this time, the Muhammad Ali family respectfully requests privacy.”

Ali, 74, was hospitalized in January 2015 with a urinary tract infection.

This summer marks the 20-year anniversary of Ali’s famous Atlanta Olympic cauldron lighting.

Janet Evans, who passed the Olympic flame to the 1960 Olympic gold medalist Ali, reflected on that moment last year.

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