Name: Roby Jetton
Hometown: Lincolnton, North Carolina, USA
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Roby D. Jetton, a life-long native of Lincoln County, brought much recognition to himself and Lincoln County with his many accomplishments in amateur and professional boxing.
Jetton compiled more than 222 bouts over the years, losing only 19. He was twice Golden Gloves Champion, once in the Open Heavyweight and once in the Novice Middleweight. He represented North Carolina in the AAU finals in Chicago in 1962. He went on to compile a record of 15-1 as a professional boxer. In 1999, Jetton was inducted in the Carolinas' Boxing Hall of Fame.
He also had an outstanding high school career in football. He was named to the All-Conference team his senior year in high school and received Honorable Mention to the All-State team in 1961. His football career continued and in 1969 Roby played two years for the Gaston Patriots.
Jetton has devoted countless hours as a volunteer for many sports related activities in Lincoln County. He is a charter member of the Lincoln County Sports Hall of Fame board of directors and served two years as the Co-chairman.