Wednesday , 21 November 2018
Home / Sports / Muhammad Ali hospitalised with respiratory issue
41464938014_MuhammadAli

Muhammad Ali hospitalised with respiratory issue

The Washington Post | Published on June 03, 2016 15:13 MYT

Ali is 74, and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984.
Ali is 74, and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984.

Muhammad Ali is being treated in a hospital for a respiratory issue, according to a spokesman for the legendary heavyweight boxer. Ali is 74, and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984.

The spokesman, Bob Gunnell, told the Associated Press that Ali is in fair condition and is being treated as a precaution. Gunnell did not specify where Ali was being treated or when he was admitted, but did say in a statement that “a brief hospital stay is expected.”

Ali was hospitalized in January 2015 with a urinary tract infection after being found unresponsive at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. In December 2014, he was treated at a hospital for pneumonia.

In recent years, Ali has kept a relatively low profile, compared to his younger years, when the brash pugilist was renowned for belittling his opponents and taking controversial political stances. He last fought in 1981, losing a unanimous decision to Trevor Berbick, a year after getting pummeled by Larry Holmes at a time when many pleaded with him to retire.

Before the end of his career, though, Ali carved out a place in boxing lore as the self-described “greatest of all-time,” a title with which plenty of fans and analysts agree. Beginning his pro career in 1960, the Louisville native first won the heavyweight title in 1964, in a stunning upset of Sonny Liston.

Stripped of his title in 1967 for his refusal to enter the draft for the Vietnam War, Ali would not fight again until 1970. He suffered his first loss in 1971, in the first of three epic battles against Joe Frazier, before regaining his title in 1974’s “Rumble in the Jungle” against George Foreman.

 All told, Ali finished with a record of 56-5, including 37 wins by knockout. In 1996, he created an indelible image by lighting the stadium cauldron with the Olympic flame at the Summer Games in Atlanta, and in 2005, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush.

Check Also

2017 Formula One: Renault retain Jolyon Palmer

Thursday, 10 November 2016 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Britain’s Jolyon Palmer will continue to race …

美国进入“特朗普”时代的五大猜想

星期四,10/11/2016 特朗普在投票日实现“逆势翻盘”,成功迈入“特朗普时代”的美国,将迎来哪些变化?专家作出以下猜测。 猜想一:“隐形支持者”助特朗普逆势翻盘? 竞选期间民调支持率一直遥遥领先的希拉里,明明在投票日以逾70票之差败给特朗普,最终却让特朗普逆势翻盘,专家认为,特朗普背后的“隐形支持者”功不可没。 外交学院教授李海东认为,与支持希拉里的精英阶层不同,特朗普的支持群体多数是中低收入群体。这一阶层的利益长期以来在美国被漠视, 特别是美国乡村选民,长期感觉被所谓“主流社会”抛弃、呼声被压制,通过对主流社会的选择说“不”来表达他们怨愤。 虽然奥巴马喊了8年口号“改变”,希拉里也呼吁美国“一起更强大”;可从今年的大选结果看出,民众不再相信精英的承诺了。这些平日并不积极参与或关心民调的“沉默的大多数”,在投票时却积极参与,最终把特朗普送进白宫。 猜想二:未来美国各党派阶层将致力弥合分歧? 经历了黑幕、丑闻、相互揭短,此次美国大选,美国价值观和基本信念因党派而产生的极化现象已成为最大的分裂因素。就连国务卿克里都称这次选举“影响美国形象”,“令人尴尬”。 在9日的胜选演讲中,特朗普极力安抚选民情绪,提出接下来将致力于弥合社会分歧,强调“团结一致”,打造出最强大的经济。总统奥巴马则在社交网站上分享视频,向选民传达“太阳照常升起”的信息,并希望选民能以更好的态度对待与自己不同党派的人。 美国媒体普遍认为,经历了一届丑闻不断的大选后,眼下特朗普最需要与竞争对手的支持者展开对话,安抚那些被极端或侮辱性言论伤害的墨西哥裔、非洲裔和女性选民。另一方面,很多希拉里的支持者并不尊重特朗普的支持者,这一局面也需要改变,希拉里同样需要向选民强调“团结”。 猜想三:贸易保护、移民和宗教问题,特朗普会不会“来真的”? 大选期间,特朗普在移民、宗教等问题上立场强硬,其多次宣扬的贸易保护等言论也让外界担忧,特朗普政府会不会采取更加激进的措施? 中国人民大学国际关系学院副院长金灿荣分析,在目前美国国内阶级矛盾凸显,白人反移民倾向严重的情况下,特朗普上台后的确有可能会推行更加严厉的移民政策,不利于拉美裔等移民。 不过,李海东则认为,候选人选举时喊的口号,往往与上任后的实际政策有差距。“特朗普本人比较务实,他会在某些方面做出改变,但不会像他自己说的那样改的特别彻底,因为美国的现状和世界的现状决定了,如果这么做的话会把美国和世界隔离开的。” …

Leave a Reply

WooCommerce Themes Free
X