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Boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s doctor plays down fears concerning boxing legend’s health

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American boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s doctor has reportedly played down fears concerning the former world heavyweight champion’s health.

72-year-old Ali has had Parkinson’s disease since 1984 and there have been rumours his health has been deteriorating. However, Dr. Abraham Lieberman has said that he doesn’t know that the former boxer is more or less at risk than anyone else but added that anything could happen.

Lieberman also said that he doesn’t see anything immediately that leads him to think that Ali is going to die in six months or a year. He added that people do not die of Parkinson’s, The BBC reported.

The doctor said that people with Parkinson’s develop trouble swallowing, pneumonia, fall and bang their heads. He added that Ali’s family takes extraordinary care of him.

Ali appeared frail when he attended the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics and, according to Lieberman, struggles to walk.

Lieberman, who is also the director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre, said that the boxing legend is in good spirits, adding that he has some trouble walking but, overall, for someone who has had Parkinson’s for 30 years Ali is doing OK.

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