Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was admitted to hospital after falling unconscious Nov 19, is back at home in Scottsdale.

Muhammad Ali's spokesman Craig Bankey said Friday that the former heavyweight champion was well, happy and carrying on with his daily routine after undergoing treatment for dehydration last month. Bankey also said that Ali's hospitalization was blown out of proportion by media.

Louisville radio personality John Ramsey, who is a long time friend of Ali, told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the former boxing great was hospitalized with congestion.

I don't think he stayed very long, Ramsey told the paper.

He told the media that Ali and his wife are planning to return to Louisville by mid-January to celebrate Ali's 70th birthday Jan. 19.

Ali has also suffered from Parkinson's disease for a long time, the reason for which could be the fact that he has taken too many blows to his head.

When John Ramsey spoke to Ali's wife Yolanda, she said: (Ali is) home and well, for a person who has had Parkinson's disease since the 1980s.

He may not be going in the direction you or I like, but no one is on alert. That's the truth, Yolanda was quoted as saying by torontosun.com.