Bobby was born in Sumter, SC. He was urged to box by his cousin, former heavyweight champion, Jimmy Young. Bobby had a respectable amateur career and as a pro was a top contender. Bobby was considered one of the most skilled middleweights of his time. He is most famously known for defeating “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, scoring a controversial 10 round majority decision on January 13, 1976, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Among his loses were a defeat to Mustafa Hamsho, via a 2nd round ko. He finished his career with a record of 38 wins, 7 losses and 1 tie. Watts trained former Super middleweight champion Charles brewer and IBF Super Welterweight champion Buster Drayton. Bobby now resides in Philadelphia, PA.