Muhammad Ali Is 'Doing So Much Better'

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Is 'Doing So Much Better'

Beloved boxing icon's daughter says father is recovering from pneumonia.

Published December 23, 2014

Muhammad Ali is still winning fights, even at 72 years old.

The revered three-time world heavyweight champion is recovering well from his bout with pneumonia over the weekend. Ali’s daughter Rasheda Ali-Walsh told TMZ Sports on Monday that the beloved icon is “doing so much better.”

"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."

Ali-Walsh said that her famous father has received an outpouring of love and well wishes since being hospitalized on Saturday.

This year also marks the 30th year that Ali has fought Parkinson's disease, which he was first diagnosed with in 1984 at age 42. 

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Written by BET-Staff


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