21/12/2014 He has become characterised by his phrase “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.” Upd. at 16:45 Former Boxer Mohamed Ali, 72, considered by many the best of all time, was taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia on Saturday, according to American TV channel NBC. “The prognosis is good,” spokseman Bob Gunnel said, going onto suggest Ali’s stay in hospital is likely to be brief. Sport EN CET Proclaimed the “King of Boxing” in 2012, Ali lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and is, for many people, the greatest boxer in history. Ali, formerly known as Casius Clay and who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is in a stable position.