Joe Stanley

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Name: Philadelphia Joe Stanley
Alias: Sailor Joe Stanley
Birth Name: Joseph Stanley Quattle
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1957-05-17 (Age:58)
Pro Boxer: Record

Al Tribuani / Ralph Tribuani / Jack Johnson

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

Originally from Philadelphia, Joseph Qualte had fought professionally under the name of "Sailor Joe Stanley" -- a name which stuck with him throughout his life. He started in the boxing game with his brother Jack, a well-known corner man in Philly, before Joe entered service in the United States Navy during World War I. (It had been also reported that Stanley had worked with Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, presumably instructing fighters together.) After the war he moved to Los Angeles, where he went on to instructing and training boxers.

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.

Actress Mae West & Joe Stanley

For years he partnered with Harry Gordon, a fellow East Coast transplant to Los Angeles, as a manager/trainer.

"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."

Under federal investigation (along with Olympic Auditorium matchmaker Babe McCoy) for income tax issues, Joe Stanley committed suicide. [1]

Other boxers Stanley worked with