'The Greatest' Salutes Barack

Jan. 20 2009, Published 1:42 p.m. ET

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(Photo: Splash News Online) Okay, we're all ODing on Inauguration stimulus...but this one deserves mention.

Boxing great Muhammad Ali -- who turned 67 on Saturday -- was the guest of honor last night at a party of 1,400 people celebrating the impending swearing-in of Barack Obama.

Ali will also be sitting just a few feet from the president during the ceremony.

"He wouldn't have missed this for the world," his wife Lonnie said.

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The former Olympic Gold Medalist, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, famously went from being a fighter to a pacifist when he was about to be drafted into the military in 1966, at the height of the Vietnam War.


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