Muhammad Ali, Michael Phelps Punch Things Up at Fight Night
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee/The theme of the night was char-i-ty!
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was the guest of honor at Celebrity Fight Night XV, held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday.
The annual Fight Night has raised $52 million for various charities throughout its 15-year run, with the primary beneficiary being the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. This year’s event, hosted by country songbird Reba McEntire, featured musical performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Charise and Ray Firestone, among others.
Honorees included Last King of Scotland actor Forest Whitaker, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps, whose athletic prowess and charitable spirit have been overshadowed by a cloud of controversy lately.
Nice to see that Phelps is finding other things to hit besides the bong these days.