Saturday evening was Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night a charity event that benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute as well as other charities. Stars included Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Billy Crystal, Kurt Warner, Miley Cyrus, Lionel Richie, and Tony Hawk to name just a few. I have heard covering the red carpet in LA can get pretty intense and aggressive- not my style- but, like most things in Arizona, it was fairly laid back. Tom Hanks even commented how calm and quiet it was as he started down the carpet. The man everyone was there to see of course was the legend himself Muhammad Ali. The night ended up raising an astounding $9.1 million.
All photos shot for Reuters
Muhammad Ali sits on stage as he is greeted by actor/ singer Kris Kristofferson.
Actor John Corbett performs with his band.
From left: Lionel Richie, Gary LeVox with Rascal Flatts, Rita Wilson and singer Michael Johns
Rascal Flatts performs