Boxing legend

Ali in hospital

Bob Gunnell said in a statement that Ali's condition was fair, a brief hospital stay was expected.

RNZI reports former heavyweight world champion Ali, 74, has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than three decades.

Ali, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, has suffered some health problems in recent years.

He was admitted to hospital in December 2014 with what was believed to be a mild case of pneumonia.