Boxing legend Muhummad Ali ,who had been in the hospital since December 20, 2014 has won his bout with a severe urinary tract infection.
The three-time world heavyweight champion was released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Wednesday. Ali is back home and looking forward to celebrating his 73rd birthday on Jan. 17 with his family and friends, Gunnell said.
“He’s in great spirits and enjoying being back home,” Gunnell said. “He’s back in his daily routine.”
Ali has been waging a battle with Parkinson’s disease for years.
The Ali family appreciates the outpouring of support and well wishes, and also thanked his team of doctors and nurses, he said.
Ali retired from boxing in 1981 and devoted himself to social causes. He has travelled the world on humanitarian missions, mingling with the masses and rubbing elbows with world leaders.
Ali received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.
The Muhammad Ali Center, in Louisville, is dedicated to Ali’s humanitarian causes and showcases his boxing career, reliving his epic fights with Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman.