Muhammad Ali Remains Hospitalized With Pneumonia

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Muhammad Ali is reportedly still in the hospital with pneumonia, but is "is making great progress," according to Bob Gunnell, who is a spokesperson for the family.

The three-time heavyweight boxing champion, humanitarian and native of Louisville, Kentucky remained at an undisclosed hospital to which he was admitted back on December 20th, the spokesperson shared. Aside from this small bit of news, Gunnell said he was not authorized by Muhammad Ali's wife, Lonnie Ali, to make any additional comment.

Ali's daughter, however, told TMZ that her father was making great strides in his recovery.

"My daddy is a strong man. He's so resilient and we're all very grateful and blessed," she said. "When I see my dad, I'm gonna tell him about all the people who have sent their love. I know it's gonna make him feel great to know all these people are thinking about him. He'll love it," Rasheda Ali-Walsh said.

It certainly sounds like this is yet another fight that Muhammad Ali will win. The 72-year-old boxing legend has been fighting Parkinson's disease for 30 years now. He was just 42 when he received his diagnosis.

Muhammad Ali and his wife own a home in Louisville, but spend most of their time at a home in Arizona. It is believed that the 'undisclosed' hospital where Ali is a patient may be located there.

Fans are praying for Muhammad Ali to keep up the good fight. The former heavyweight turns 73 on January 19th.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.