: Arthur 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 his vintage boxing referee license from 1957 thru 1958. This is a New York State referee license used by Mercante.The license measures 2 1/4 inches by 3 7/8 inches.The license has been trimmed an all sides.The license has an official stamp and has been signed by Mercante on the back.