Muhammad Ali has been put on life support after he was rushed to hospital on Thursday, according to reports.
The legendary boxer, regarded as the greatest heavyweight of all-time, was believed to be in a ‘fair’ condition but he has been put in intensive care. Ali’s family, including four of his nine children, are at his bedside and have been told by doctors that they fear the 74-year-old ‘is near the end’. Daughters Laila, Hana and Maryum, are at the hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Ali is believed to be suffering with a respiratory problem.
It’s understood the American’s breathing problems has been complicated by the Parkinson’s disease he picked up in the 1980s.
‘Like in the ring, Ali is a fighter on the ward,’ said a source.
‘Doctors are working to regulate his breathing put it is being hampered by his Parkinson’s.
‘His children are all extremely concerned and dropped everything to be with him. They fear the worse.
‘Ali is everything to them and there are worried his problems are worse than first feared.’