Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts: Ali's Condition Called 'Vastly Improved'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts: Ali's Condition Called 'Vastly Improved'

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Ali's condition is called 'vastly improved'

A spokesman for Muhammad Ali said the former heavyweight boxing champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted over the weekend to an undisclosed hospital because of a mild case of pneumonia.

Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell said Monday that Ali's doctors hope to discharge him soon from the hospital to which he was admitted Saturday.

Gunnell has declined to say where Ali, 72, is hospitalized. He has indicated that Ali's bout of pneumonia was caught quickly.

Ali's relatives say they appreciates all the prayers and well wishes for the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Gunnell says no other details are being released because of the Ali family's request for privacy.

Ali has battled Parkinson's disease for years. He and his wife, Lonnie, have homes in Arizona, Michigan and Kentucky.

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