Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools


Star Tribune: The "Fighting Frenchman" took on boxing's big stars — and bums.

By Anthony Bukoski
Star Tribune

Levy_Fighting coverScott LeDoux often cried privately after fights, for good reason. The judges’ decision in the 1977 Johnny Boudreaux fight was likely predetermined, with LeDoux suffering the loss. His furious comeback in August 1979 against Ken Norton resulted in a disappointing draw. The Gerri Coetzee fight in March 1982 was a farce. How could LeDoux win in Johannesburg with South Africa’s boxing commissioner refereeing the bout? Despite such disappointments, LeDoux was “the only Minnesota heavyweight ever to be ranked in the top 10 for six consecutive years,” former Star Tribune reporter Paul Levy notes in his new biography, “The Fighting Frenchman.”

Keep reading.

Related content
The Fighting Frenchman