Muhammad Ali’s Family Rushed to Intensive Care Bedside

By Andrew Simontacchi, Epoch Times
June 3, 2016 2:15 pm Last Updated: June 3, 2016 4:17 pm

Former heavyweight champion and boxing legend Muhammad Ali is currently facing his biggest fight—the fight for his own life. 

Several of his nine children have been rushed to his bedside. The 74-year-old Olympic gold medalist is under the care of a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Muhammad Ali (R) may have officially won the third and final bout between him and Joe Frazier, but neither boxer was ever the same after. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita)
Muhammad Ali (R) may have officially won the third and final bout between him and Joe Frazier, but neither boxer was ever the same after. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita)

He reportedly has developed a serious breathing condition, according to a Mirror report.

The report alleges his children have been told by doctors that the “end is near.”

Retired boxing champion Muhammad Ali receives the Liberty Medal from his daughter Laila Ali during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Muhammad Ali receives the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Mirror, citing doctors, say the future survival of the champ is uncertain.

Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s back in the ’80s and doctors say his respiratory has probably been complicated by the disease.

“His children are all extremely concerned and dropped everything to be with him. They fear the worse,” said the Mirror, citing a source.

In this Oct. 30, 1974 file photo, referee Zack Clayton, right, steps in after challenger Muhammad Ali looks on after knocking down defending heavyweight champion George Foreman in the eighth round of their championship bout in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali regained the world heavyweight crown by knockout in the eighth round of the fight dubbed "Rumble in the Jungle." (AP Photo/File)
Referee Zack Clayton (R) steps in after challenger Muhammad Ali (C) knocked down defending heavyweight champion George Foreman in the eighth round of their championship bout in Kinshasa, Zaire, on Oct. 30, 1974. (AP Photo/File)

His third wife, 60-year-old Veronica Porche, confirmed to the Mirror that his 38-year-old daughter Laila and 40-year-old daughter Hana were with him. His second wife, 66-year-old Khalilah, also confirmed that one of her daughters with the champ was on her way.