Fort McMurray Boxing Legend Danny Lindstrom is dead following complications from dementia and a stroke.
He passed away on Wednesday at the age of 57.
Born in Fort McMurray back in 1960, he started his amateur career at the Clearwater Boxing Club.
Lindstrom was in over 80 fights, winning 90 per cent of them.
“Nowadays, you get mixed martial arts people having three, four, five fights and they’re considered champions and Danny fought over 80 fights and with that, he was ranked 8th in the world as a light heavyweight,” said CJ Philips, Local Sports Historian.
This lead to Lindstrom winning three native American titles, three provincial titles, and three Canadian titles.
He would eventually become the first to hold both the heavyweight and light heavyweight belts in Canada.
Philips tells Mix News these accomplishments were huge, however, it was a loss that many will remember him for.
“He was the first native American and first Albertan to fight for a world championship when he fought the incredible Michael Moorer and he was one of the greatest heavyweights of all-time and Danny went eight rounds with him.”
At the time, Moorer was 21-0 in his career.
This fight would be known in the boxing world as the ‘Rumble Under the Dome.’
Philips says many will remember Lindstrom for both his time on the boxing ring and off it.
“He would give the shirt off his back, he was very kind, had an infectious laugh, just a lot of fond memories.”