This is original cartoon artwork by Bill Soyen regarding Hall Of Fame referee Arthur Mercante and the decision rendered in the May 25, 1963 middleweight bout between Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and George Benton. Carter won a split ten round decision over Benton in the fight held at Madison Square Garden. The question raised by the new York Times is did Arthur make the Times look good or bad in this fight. This is original artwork on paper signed by the artist. It has been mounted on board. There is some bubbling from the mounting. Very good likeness of Arthur Mercante. Generally clean. No rips or tears. 17 1/2" x 22."