Joe Stanley

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Name: Philadelphia Joe Stanley
Alias: Sailor Joe Stanley
Birth Name: Joseph Qualte
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Boxing Record: click

Al Tribuani / Ralph Tribuani /  Jack Johnson

Originally from Philadelphia, and serving in the United States Navy during World War I, Joseph Qualte fought under the name of "Sailor Joe Stanley" a name which stuck with him throughout his life.

Stanley was a boxing instructor for Gorilla Jones, Midget Wolgast and Wesley Ketchell.

It has been reported Stanley worked with Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, presumably instructing fighters.

He was sought out by many at the Main Street Gym in Los Angeles during the 1930s thru the 1950s, where he trained and conditioned numerous fighters, including Lou Salica, Maxie Rosenbloom, Mike Belloise, Jackie Wilson and Al Tribuani. Stanley was a ring second for Bob Montgomery.

"Stanley, one of the smartest trainers in the business" Alan Ward 1945.

He also managed several fighters including bantamweight contender Billy "Sweet Pea" Peacock, who was quoted as saying, after Stanley's death in 1957: "Joe was a honest man in a game that is full of crooked people."

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