Scott LeDoux dies at 62 in Minnesota

Updated: August 12, 2011, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Scott LeDoux, a former heavyweight contender who took on Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Ken Norton and twice fought for the title, has died. He was 62.

He died Thursday at his home in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids after a nearly three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, longtime friend and attorney Bob Dolan told The Associated Press Friday.

Nicknamed "The Fighting Frenchman," LeDoux was the son of a miner in the northern Minnesota town of Crosby ...

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