Muhammad Ali's daughter tells TMZ Sports ... the boxing icon is "doing so much better" following a bout with pneumonia over the weekend ... but says she's not surprised by his quick recovery.
We spoke with Rasheda Ali-Walsh ... who tells us "My daddy is a strong man. He's so resilient and we're all very grateful and blessed."
Rasheda tells us all sorts of people have reached out to the family with kind words and prayers since 72-year-old Ali was hospitalized in Kentucky over the weekend.
"When I see my dad, I'm gonna tell him about all the people who have sent their love," Rasheda says.
"I know it's gonna make him feel great to know all these people are thinking about him. He'll love it."