Born in Charleston on July 24, 1953, Bob Brinson began boxing at the tender age of 7. Before he was through he had won 148 and lost 12 matches. He was South Carolina state flyweight champion on one occasion and bantamweight champion on another. Brinson was a Jr. Olympic champion twice and won the Carolinas Golden Gloves twice in 1970 and 1971. He graduated from Charleston Southern University and is involved in the real estate business in Charleston, after ten years as a restaurateur. Brinson boxed for 13 years and was voted “Most Outstanding Boxer” in eight different amateur events. He remains in boxing as an official, refereeing approximately 40 professional fights a year.
Brinson, the father of three children, is licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard as a captain.