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Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009. From the FBHOF induction program:
- Steve Canton has been involved in every aspect of boxing for more than 52 years, or since he was a small boy. Along with his own successful amateur and professional boxing careers, he has promoted shows and been a matchmaker for fights and fighters all over the world. Along with his work in the corner, he has worked as a ring announcer, television commentator, judge, referee, and timekeeper. Considered a world-class cutman and trainer, he has worked with some of the best fighters in the world. For seven years he co-hosted a popular Las Vegas-based boxing radio talk show with James “Smitty” Smith, and for several years he wrote a monthly Florida boxing column for Flash/Update. Canton is well respected in the boxing community as a historian, is a proud member of the International Boxing Research Organization, and a voting member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame that elects new inductees, in both the modern and old-timer categories. He was instrumental in arranging the first internet broadcast of a boxing event. He was also involved in the promotion of the first casino boxing in Florida, and the first pay-per-view boxing event in the Bahamas.