Learn about the move of Nation of Islam to more traditional Sunni Islam in this excerpt from In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali. Some argue that Ali stayed in the boxing game too long, but Bryant Gumbel states that, “Ali fought. That’s what he did. And we who loved him, really had no say in it and no right to say, no we don’t want you to fight anymore cause it ruins our memory. Well, he had a right to say I will choose when I’m gonna leave it. And he did.” Ali's Parkinson's syndrome is made public in 1984.