Unique and extremely tough heavyweight fighter from 1951-1961, who had a career record of 35-9-1, with 16 knockouts.
He made his professional debut when he was just 20-years old.
He fought for the world heavyweight title, but was never able to win it.
He was born in Sparta, Georgia.
The highlight of his career came in 1955, when he beat star Ezzard Charles twice in one year.