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Associated Press, Published August 18 2011

Legendary Minnesota boxer's legacy is his charity work, friend says

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 1,000 people gathered at a Minneapolis church to say goodbye to a legendary Minnesota boxer.

Scott LeDoux was remembered for more than his bouts with 11 champions, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Mike Tyson. At Mount Olivet Lutheran Church on Wednesday, LeDoux was also acknowledged as a tireless crusader for charity.

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and fellow Anoka County Board members were among fans, friends and family who filled the church.

LeDoux was a Crosby native who fought for the heavyweight title. He died last Thursday at age 62 of complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease.

The Star Tribune says LeDoux's 1976 fight against fellow Minnesotan Duane Bobick set a state boxing attendance record that still stands. He was twice elected to the Anoka County Board following his boxing career.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.