Born 1/6/1991 and raised in Charlotte, NC, Stanley is currently a Deputy Sheriff. He started boxing at the age of 12 more for defense than for sport due to the area he grew up in. Though the more he trained the more he fell in love with it. Stanley eventually fought his way up to the National Silver Gloves Tournament at the age of 16 finishing in the semi-finals. Stanley was trained for most of his boxing career by his father with a dream of becoming the Unified Undisputed World Cruiserweight Champion of the world. Stanley stated, "I was about to give up on boxing until Mike Englert and Billy Blea of Southpaw Promotions renewed by dream."