Born in 1996, James Earle is a pro boxer; born and raised in Williamsport, PA. He got his first taste of boxing at the age of 11 and decided to take it seriously at 16. He attended college to study for a degree in criminal justice with the aim of becoming a CO at a correctional facility. However, when he was offered the position, he turned this opportunity down because his passion for boxing will always come up on top. Determined to focus on his true intended path – boxing – he packed up and moved to California to seek more opportunities. When he moved to California, he was homeless and sleeping in the gym. This, along with other struggles in his youth, strengthened his mentality. Eventually, he was blessed with the opportunity that began his pro career. Within and beyond his career, James always knew that he was a champion. He says, "They were just holding my belts until I arrived."