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Saw Muhammad Ali at Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix. Fight Night has to be in the top five of fundraisers in the country, with much of the dough going to fight Parkinson's disease, and Ali never fails to make it. Also, Ali never fails to try his Baby Ruth trick. Someone will come up to Ali and gush, "Oh, Champ, this is one of the great honors of my life, meeting you! Is there anything I can do for you?" And Ali will whisper into their ear, "Can you get me a Baby Ruth?" And the guy will tear apart heaven and earth to get him a Baby Ruth bar. Some people have even left the party, gone to a 7-Eleven and brought one back. And when they hand it to him, Ali's wife, Lonnie, will snatch it away and scold, "Muhammad can't have sweets!" The giver will want to dig a hole and hide. Ali will grin. Nice try.