Bobby L. Hinson was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1935, now living with his wife Carolyn in Creedmoor, NC. Serving in the Navy in the Korean conflict from 1953-1957. Bobby began boxing with the Durham boxing team in 1951. He won the Durham boxing tournament in 1952 and 1953. Over the next few years he had over 60 victories with only four losses. He has won tournaments in Charleston, SC, Danville, VA, Charlotte, NC, all over the Southeast. Bobby fought with Johnny Greenhill, Glen Ivey, Gene Crawford, Bobby Lawrence and other Hall of Famers from this hotbed of boxing in the 1950’s.