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From the 1930's to the 1950's boxing manager and trainer Casper Teal developed the fistic skills of youth, teens and men of the Niagara peninsula. Cap was also a promoter, staging amateur and professional bouts at the Arena and outdoors at Oakes Stadium. At one time Cap had his own gym on Erie Avenue and he was later associated with several local organizations including the Flamingo Athletic Club, Venetian A.C., Niagara A.C. and Niagara District Boxing Club. Cap was a shrewd and capable handler and his fighters competed successfully at venues in the United States and throughout Canada for professional honours, Canadian and Provincial amateur titles, Golden Gloves awards and the right to represent Canada at the Pro- Am Games. One of Cap's star pupils was <a href="default.asp?pg=detail&rec=1067">Brian Kelly</a> who captured the Canadian amateur featherweight title in 1950 and went on to a rewarding professional career. Other notable Teal proteges were Amos Dorsey, John Kelly, Eugene Poirier, Fritz Pruden, Bubby Rivers, Angello Rizzo and <a href="default.asp?pg=detail&rec=1158">Steve Sloan</a>, a former Canadian amateur middleweight boxing champion who registered 17 straight wins as a professional.
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