Roby Jetton began his boxing career at the age of five in an old gym at Lincolnton High School. He was a successful boxer in several weight classes. Jetton’s record stands at 222 wins and 19 losses. He was 15-1 as a professional, beginning his professional career at the age of 36. He won several championships throughout the state as an amateur. Jetton, in 1963, won the Carolinas Golden Gloves heavyweight title and journeyed with the team to Chicago for the national finals. Unfortunately, he lost the first fight.
In addition to his ring success, Jetton lettered in football, baseball and track in high school. He was employed by the N.C. Department of Corrections for 18 years and has worked for the N.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles for the last five. He and wife Linda are the parents of one child, a daughter.