Published: Jan 21, 2012 8:14 PM EST
Updated: Jan 22, 2012 2:59 PM EST

FORT MYERS, FL - In 1992 boxing trainer Steve J. Canton started teaching the Sweet Science in the City of Palms. Two decades later he's still at it, helping teach young men and women the keys to success both in the ring and out of it.

"He's almost like a father figure to me, my father, he don't live with us and whenever I need advice I go to him (Coach Steve) and I like that a lot," says young boxer Aaron Tuttle. The 18-year-old's journey into the ring started with a bad report card. It quickly changed once Coach Steve got a hold of him.

"He came in at the age of 15, he was getting Ds and Fs in school, thinking about quitting school. But then his first report card after boxing had Bs and As," says Coach Steve.

The 65-year-old's old recipe for success is simple: old-school training with a healthy serving of old-school work ethic.

"If you sacrifice, dedicate yourself, train and work you will achieve your goal," says Coach Steve.