Mercante was born on January 27, 1920. He refereed many fights including Ali-Frazier I, Ali-Patterson II and others. He refereed over 100 world title fights and was the first active modern day referee to enter the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Presented here is a vintage boxing referee license from 1950. This is a vintage boxing referee license used by Arthur Mercante.The license measures 2 1/4 inches by 4 inches.The license shows minor wear from age and the back has some tape residue along the top.The license dates to appx. 1950.The license has been stamped by an official and has Mercante's name as the license holder.From the collection of Arthur Mercante.