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Mohammed Ali In Grave Condition in Hospital

It is hard to see Ali now being of the age to see his athletic grace and beauty of skill real time as a youngster.

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Muhammad Ali in ‘Grave Condition’ in Phoenix Hospital

Muhammad Ali is in “grave condition” in a Phoenix-area hospital, a well-informed source tells NBC News, as the boxing legend continues to battle a respiratory condition.

The 74-year-old former heavyweight champion’s family has gathered by his bedside just a day after he had been hospitalized in what spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday was to be a “brief” stay.

A spokeswoman for his daughter, Laila, said, “Laila’s number one priority is her father’s well-being. She truly appreciates the outpouring of love for her family, as she spends quality time with her dad.”

Ali has been battling advanced Parkinson’s disease in recent years — an illness that experts say can lead to complications and affect the breathing of patients.

The boxing legend was previously hospitalized for several days in December 2014 and January 2015 after suffering a severe urinary tract infection initially thought to be pneumonia.

Although weakened by illness, Ali has continued to loom large on national stage.

In recent months, Ali waded into the nation’s political fight after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested banning all Muslims from entering the U.S.

Ali, who famously joined the Nation of Islam in 1964, asked for more understanding.

“Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is,” Ali said in a statement.

But Ali has rarely been seen in public since last September, when he attended anawards ceremony by the University of Louisville honoring his prolific boxing career and legacy as a hometown hero. The Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum in Louisville opened earlier this month.

Always “The Greatest”

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2016 in Giant Negros

 

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Smokin’ Joe Frazier in Hospice With Liver Cancer

Smokin’ Joe Frazier, the other half of what are probably the greatest heavyweight fights in history against Mohammed Ali is in a Hospice less than a month after being diagnosed with Liver Cancer.

Smokin' Joe Scores a KNockdown Aginst Ali

‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier faces toughest fight of all as his family pray for a miracle

‘Smokin’’ Joe Frazier, the 67-year-old former world heavyweight champion, diagnosed just over a month ago with liver cancer and in hospice care in Philadelphia, “needs a miracle” according to his agent.

Doctors have not yet told him how long he has to live.
“We have medical experts looking into all the options that are out there,” explained Leslie Wolff, Frazier’s manager, on Sunday.
“There are very few. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop looking. We appreciate every prayer we can get. We’ll just keep our fingers crossed and hope for a miracle. Joe’s a fighter, and doesn’t give up.”
‘Smokin’ Joe, all 5ft 11ins of him, whose upper body was built for wrecking other men’s careers in combat mano a mano, and whose legs once threw his powerful torso fearlessly forward, is close to his final curtain call.
The great American former heavyweight prize fighter is widely recognized for his trilogy of ring wars with Muhammad Ali, who once called Frazier – amongst other things – “a real, real fighter; the toughest man in the world”.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2011 in Giant Negros

 

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