Name: Robert Hines
Alias: Bam Bam
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record
Trainer: Al Fennell (1981-1990)
Manager: Sam Ingerman (1981-1990)
- He was 8 when he started boxing.
- He had fought 1972 and 1976 Olympian Davey Lee Armstrong three times losing all three in close fights.
- His next door neighbor was Bernard Hopkins whom he beat in a 1977 amateur bout. He would later spar with Hopkins as a pro.
- He also fought former WBA junior welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus in the amateurs.
- His amateur record was 178-11.
- Bernard Hopkins remarked on HBO prior to the Antonio Tarver fight "the two toughest southpaw’s I ever fought were #2 John David Jackson (WBO light middleweight and WBA middleweight champion), and #1 Rob ‘Bam Bam’ Hines".
- He retired at the age of 29.
- "Al Fennell was always my trainer from the time I started. Sam Ingerman was my only manager. He also had Charles Singleton and Roger Stafford," Robert Hines said.
- "Interview with Rob ‘Bam Bam’ Hines - Former IBF Light Middleweight Boxing Champion" by Ken Hissner (Jan 25, 2008) "Doghouse Boxing"
| IBF Light Middleweight Champion
1988 Nov 4 – 1989 Feb 5
Darrin Van Horn