Name: Bobby Dobbs
Birth Name: Robert Dobbs
Birthplace: Cartersville, Georgia, USA
Died: 1930-12-25 (Age:60)
Hometown: New York, USA
Height: 5′ 8½″ / 174cm
Boxing Record: click
Dobbs was quick, agile, clever, and possessed a good left hand and a stiff right. He hit to the body and head and could get very rough in the clinches, relying on some prior wrestling experience. Dobbs was very popular as a fighter and ran a gym and training quarters for other boxers when his career ended. Some sources report that his earliest bouts occurred in 1875, southern United States. In England, Dobbs toured with Professor Bill Moores's boxing booth, and once stated that he had over 1,000 bouts to his credit. Dobbs was a very well conditioned athlete, total abstainer from alcohol, non-smoker, diet expert, and a fresh-air fanatic.
Fight Record is courtesy of Cyberboxingzone and Tracy Callis of the International Boxing Research Organization.
Dobbs was an amazing guy; he was still going strong in his 50s. According to one source, he had close to a thousand fights, mostly at fairs in booth fights, and at touring circuses, meeting all comers. He met several opponents each day. According to one version, he died penniless in South Carolina; another claims that he became a quite well-off trainer in Chicago.