Arthur Mercante's Greatest Hits

Floyd Patterson-Ingemar Johansson II
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Floyd Patterson-Ingemar Johansson II

June 20, 1960

Mercante, who became a professional referee in 1954, earned his first high-profile assignment for the heavyweight title rematch between Patterson and Johansson at the Polo Grounds in New York. Patterson won by fifth-round knockout.

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