Wievership = $. Of course if thinking that prime Ali from 60 ies didn't get that much wievership worldwide like this Ali from 70 ies TV era get till name: boxe? Answer : Boxe is Ali. The older he get, the more popular and lucrative was to show him as a political and sport figure with high achievments. Yes it is sad, in 1980 people come to watch famous, great and notable icon, not him as a boxer. Ofc it is painful. Pride and pain, you are iconic symbol…. All these bunches with journalists, photographers, plenty of camermans around. - Ego? Initially notable people are proud, later, when they are annoyed with these journalists from all caliber media, photographers, camermans etc etc…… It makes a lot pressure. It is hard to be nobody, but to be too well known isn't easier, most likely harder.