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Alan Scott LeDoux, nicknamed "The Fighting Frenchman," (January 7, 1949 – August 11, 2011) was a politician, professional heavyweight boxer, professional wrestler and referee. LeDoux began his professional boxing career in 1974. His first boxing match was a knockout victory over Arthur Pullens. LeDoux's final bout in 1983 was a technical knockout loss to Frank Bruno. LeDoux retired with a record of 33-13-4 (22 knockouts). LeDoux's opponents included Ken Norton, Ron Lyle, Gerrie Coetzee, Leon Spinks, Greg Page, Frank Bruno, George Foreman, Mike Weaver, and Larry Holmes. In his match with Leon Spinks, LeDoux earned a 'draw', just months before Spinks defeated Ali. He also knocked off broadcaster Howard Cosell's toupee in a scuffle that followed a losing effort with Johnny Boudreaux. LeDoux insisted the fight was fixed by Don King and he ranted to Cosell to "Tell it like it is" mimicking Cosell's famous catch phrase. A pushing match ensued and in the process, Cosell's headset along with his toupee was dislodged by an errant LeDoux shove in front of live ABC cameras. Cosell quickly retrieved his hair from the floor and replaced it on top of his head. LeDoux also took part in a five round exhibition match with Muhammad Ali. LeDoux over the course of his career also sparred with Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis. LeDoux's best achievements were that he scored draws against Leon Spinks and an ageing Ken Norton. He nearly knocked out a past his peak Ken Norton in round ten, when after some confusion as to whether the ref had signaled the fight over or not it was declared a draw. On April 22, 1976, LeDoux lost to fellow Minnesotan Duane Bobick before a crowd of 13,789, which is still a Minnesota record. LeDoux later worked as a ringside commentator for ESPN and in 1986 as a referee for the American Wrestling Association. LeDoux was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or "Lou Gehrig's Disease" in August 2008. LeDoux died of his illness on August 11, 2011. Offered here is a signed photo of Scott LeDoux celebrating after the Norton fight.
This is a paper stock photograph. Bold, clear image. Signed in ink, "Ryan Best to you from Scott LeDoux. Clean with no staining. Not creased or torn. Minor edge wear. 8" x 10."

Size: 8 x 10

Condition: excellent