Muhammad Ali hospitalized for respiratory issue

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Muhammad Ali attends the U.S. Olympic Committee Benefit Gala on July 26, 2012. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized, his family spokesman said in a statement Thursday.

He is being treated for a respiratory issue and is in fair condition, spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

“A brief hospital stay is expected,” the statement said.

Ali, 74, was last hospitalized in January 2015 for follow-up care after an infection.

His last public appearance came in April when he attended the Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Phoenix.

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