Los Angeles: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali honoured Oscar winning actress Halle Berry with a special award for her philanthropy.

The 44-year-old beauty was the centre of attraction at Ali's Celebrity Fight Night, an annual charity fundraiser.

The charity event helps to raise funds for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre at St Joseph's hospital and the event has raised more than USD 17million for the charity since it began 17 years ago.

Ali, a three-time World Heavyweight Champion was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984.

Kevin Costner, Billy Crystal and Frankie Muniz were also present at the glitzy charity event.

Guests were treated to performances by Mathbox 20, Kelly Clarkson, Lee Greenwood and Bret Michaels.