Arthur Mercante Sr. (January 27, 1920 – April 10, 2010) was an international boxing referee. His career lasted from the 1960s until 2001. Mercante's son also became a noted referee.
His first title bout was the second fight between Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson. Johansson had won the world heavyweight title in the first fight. In the second fight, Patterson became the first fighter to regain the heavyweight title.