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Famed boxer Muhammad Ali has “vastly improved” after being hospitalized over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

“Ali’s team of doctors hopes to discharge him soon,” said Gunnell.

Ali, 72, was admitted to an undisclosed hospital on Saturday.

“The Ali family continues to request privacy and appreciates all of the prayers and well wishes,” read a statement sent from Gunnell.

Rasheda Ali-Walsh says:

“My daddy is a strong man. He’s so resilient and we’re all very grateful and blessed.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 says all sorts of people have reached out to the family with kind words and prayers since 72-year-old Ali was hospitalized in Kentucky over the weekend.

Ali was born Cassius Clay and won an Olympic gold medal as a light-heavyweight at 18.

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