He did more than anyone to make Ali a legend.
I watched as he fought Tex Cobb. He wore Tex's jaws out for about five rounds and could do nothing more than make him blink. After five rounds of pummeling Cobb, he was completely exhausted, he won a split decision
His style gave Ali fits. Ali was in magnificent shape for their second fight -- possibly the best shape he ever got in post-ban, with the possible exception of the Foreman fight -- and he still needed to rally in the 12th just to secure a split decision. Ali Norton 2 - full fight