Muhammad Ali hospitalised - reports

Three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali is being treated for a respiratory issue.

A file photo of boxer Muhammad Ali in Los Angeles, California, in 2005. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised in Phoenix and is being treated for a respiratory issue, according to reports.

Ali suffers from Parkinson's disease.

The legendary three-time heavyweight champion was previously hospitalised for several days in December 2014 and January 2015 after suffering a severe urinary tract infection initially thought to be pneumonia.