Muhammad Ali in Serious Condition

Boxer Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, 74, was admitted to  a Phoenix hospital  on Thursday where he remains in serious condition.

Ali is reportedly being treated for respiratory problems.

Ali’s treatment could also be complicated by symptoms of Parkinson’s, the debilitating disease from which he has suffered for more than 30 years.

Before Thursday, Ali’s last known multi-day stint in the hospital was in January 2015.

Widespread concern for Ali came pouring in on Twitter as well as other social media sites on  Friday.

source Radar Online published a story saying that the beloved boxer was on life support – a characterization that hasn’t been confirmed or reported elsewhere. According to NBC News, the boxer’s family has gathered at the hospital – and a “well-informed source” tells the network that Ali is in “grave condition.”

source url Muhammad Ali Quotes

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

I am an astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.

At home I am a nice guy – but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.

When you’re as great as I am, it’s hard to be humble.

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

You can’t hit what you can’t see; I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!

[after being rejected by the US army during the Vietnam war because he failed the “intelligence” test] I never said I was the smartest, I said I was the greatest.

I won a gold medal representing the USA at the Olympic Games in 1960, but when I came home I still got treated like a nigger. There were restaurants I couldn’t get served in. Some people kept calling me “boy”.

Sonny Liston is too ugly to be world heavyweight champion!.

[on challenger Henry Cooper] If he talks some jive, I’ll knock him out in round five.

I’m soooooooooooooooooo pretty!!!

I’m gonna float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, George [George Foreman] can’t hit what his eyes can’t see, now you see me, now you don’t, he thinks he will but I know he won’t.

My toughest fight was my first wife.

[on Elvis Presley] Elvis was my close personal friend. He came to my Deer Lake training camp about two years before he died. He told us he didn’t want nobody to bother us. He wanted peace and quiet and I gave him a cabin in my camp and nobody even knew it. When the cameras started watching me train, he was up on the hill sleeping in the cabin. Elvis had a robe made for me. I don’t admire nobody but Elvis Presley. He was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you’d ever meet.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

I ain’t got nothing against them Vietcong.

The man who views the world at fifty the same way as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

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