Arthur Donovan

referee

ID# 401342
status inactive
career 1926-1948
nationality USA
residence New York, New York, USA

Referee  274 bouts

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datelocation
1948-09-10 Willie Pep
W-UD
Paddy DeMarco
ref: Arthur Donovan 5-3   Joe Agnello 8-2   Charlie Rosen 6-3
1948-08-12 Kid Gavilan
W-UD
Buster Tyler
ref: Arthur Donovan 8-1   Joe Agnello 7-3   Bert Grant 9-1
1948-03-12 Marcel Cerdan
W-TKO
LaVern Roach
2:31    ref: Arthur Donovan
1948-02-13 Bernard Docusen
W-MD
Gene Burton
ref: Arthur Donovan 7-3   Joe Agnello 5-5   Tom Guilfoyle 7-3
1948-01-16 Tony Janiro
L-UD
LaVern Roach
ref: Arthur Donovan 1-9   Harold Barnes 3-7   Young Otto 3-7
1947-11-28 LaVern Roach
W-UD
Herbie Kronowitz
ref: Arthur Donovan 14-13   Harold Barnes 5-4   Arthur Schwartz 6-4
Donovan scored the bout 5-5 in rounds, but favored Roach in supplemental scoring.
1947-10-13 Sandy Saddler
W-TKO
Al Pennino
1:06    ref: Arthur Donovan
1947-09-05 Herbie Kronowitz
L-SD
Pete Mead
ref: Arthur Donovan 4-5   Paul Caiola 4-6   Arthur Schwartz 5-4
Schwartz had the bout even, but favored Kronowitz in supplemental scoring.
1947-07-30 Larry Fontana
L-TKO
Danny Williams
3:00    ref: Arthur Donovan
Bout stopped because of a cut over Fontana's left eye.
1947-07-18 Charley Fusari
L-MD
Eddie Giosa
ref: Arthur Donovan 12-12   Frank Forbes 4-5   Tom Guilfoyle 9-10
Both Donovan and Guilfoyle went to supplemental scoring, having the bout 5-5 in rounds.
1947-06-13 Tony Pellone
W-SD
Charley Fusari
ref: Arthur Donovan 6-3   Marty Monroe 6-4   Jack O'Sullivan 4-5
1947-06-02 Arthur King
W-PTS
Dave Castilloux
1947-05-16 Cyril Gallie
W-RTD
Joe D'Amato
1947-05-02 Sonny Horne
L-UD
Herbie Kronowitz
ref: Arthur Donovan 4-6   Harold Barnes 4-5   Arthur Schwartz 4-6
1947-03-07 Herbie Kronowitz
L-UD
Artie Levine
1947-02-14 Tippy Larkin
L-TKO
Charley Fusari
2:49    ref: Arthur Donovan   Jimmy Hagan   George LeCron
1946-12-30 Billy Arnold
W-UD
Jerry Fiorello
1946-09-18 Joe Louis
W-KO
Tami Mauriello
2:09    ref: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 38, 494.
A short but thrilling fight as Mauriello drove Louis to the ropes with a smashing right to the jaw early in the first round.
1946-04-15 Tommy Gomez
W-KO
Freddie Schott
2:50    ref: Arthur Donovan
1946-03-29 Rocky Graziano
W-TKO
Marty Servo
1:52    ref: Arthur Donovan   George LeCron   Marty Monroe
Servo was knocked down for counts of "2", "8, " and "7" in the 2nd round.
1946-02-22 Gus Lesnevich
L-TKO
Lee Oma
On the advice of the ring doctor, Referee Arthur Donovan stopped the fight as Lesnevich had suffered a deep cut under his left eye. New York Times Lesnevich was down for no-count in round four.
1946-01-25 Chalky Wright
W-UD
Pedro Firpo
ref: Arthur Donovan 4-2   George LeCron 6-4   John Potter 7-3
1946-01-04 Beau Jack
W-KO
Morris Reif
2:01    ref: Arthur Donovan   Frank Forbes   John Potter
1946-01-04 Burl Charity
W-TKO
Joe Bennett
2:33    ref: Arthur Donovan
1945-05-04 Sidney Miller
W-TKO
Bill Campy
Bout was stopped on cuts
1945-05-04 Tony Janiro
W-UD
Sammy Parrotta
1945-04-06 Tony Janiro
W-TKO
Humberto Zavala
2:33    ref: Arthur Donovan
A cut left eye suffered by Zavala prompted Donovan to stop the bout.
1945-03-16 Jimmy Bivins
D-PTS
Melio Bettina
ref: Arthur Donovan 4-6   Jack Gordon 5-5   Marty Monroe 8-2
Bettina down for a 1-count in the 5th.
1945-02-19 Willie Pep
W-UD
Phil Terranova
ref: Arthur Donovan 10-3   Tom Guilfoyle 12-2   Marty Monroe 10-5

1945-01-26 Lee Oma
W-UD
Joe Baksi
ref: Arthur Donovan 5-3   Frank Forbes 5-3   Bill Healy 5-4
1945-01-05 Fritzie Zivic
W-MD
Billy Arnold
ref: Arthur Donovan 4-2   Jack Gordon 4-4   Marty Monroe 5-3
1944-09-22 Tami Mauriello
W-KO
Lee Oma
1:41    ref: Arthur Donovan   Bill Healy   Gunboat Smith
Oma was a substitute for Joe Baksi. Mauriello was knocked down in the 2nd round at the bell.
1944-05-26 Joe Baksi
W-UD
Lee Savold
ref: Arthur Donovan 10-2   Frank Forbes 11-1   Marty Monroe 9-3
"At the finish Savold's left eye was cut, his nose and mouth bleeding, and his left side looked like raw hamburger. Baksi's only wound was an oft broken nose which bled all the way." AP
1944-03-23 Tippy Larkin
W-TKO
Allie Stolz
3:00    ref: Arthur Donovan
1943-05-21 Beau Jack
L-UD
Bob Montgomery

Official scorecards: 9-6, 10-5, 10-3-2, all for Montgomery.
1943-03-12 Jimmy Bivins
W-MD
Tami Mauriello
ref: Arthur Donovan 6-4   Marty Monroe 5-5   John Potter 6-3
Mauriello was dropped for a no-count in round two.
1943-01-30 Dave Castilloux
W-UD
Al Lust
Welterweight Title of The Canadian Services
1942-11-20 Willie Pep
W-UD
Chalky Wright
ref: Arthur Donovan 10-4   Joe Agnello 11-4   Bill Healy 11-4

1942-09-10 Fritzie Zivic
W-UD
Freddie Cochrane
1942-09-10 Willie Pep
W-TKO
Frank Franconeri
2:07    ref: Arthur Donovan
Franconeri was knocked down three times
1942-07-31 Ray Robinson
W-UD
Sammy Angott
Robinson dropped Angott for a 5-count in round eight, but Sammy pulled Ray down when he fell, both of them landing on the ring apron.
1942-07-14 Freddie Archer
D-PTS
Danny Kapilow
The decision of the ten round draw was hardly popular with the audience of 5, 000, who thought that Archer had won the bout. New York Times
1942-05-26 Jimmy Carollo
W-TKO
Mario Liani
3:00    ref: Arthur Donovan
1942-05-26 Jackie Cooper
W-PTS
Wicky Harkins
1942-05-07 Chalky Wright
W-MD
Lulu Costantino
1942-03-20 Ray Robinson
W-TKO
Norman Rubio
3:00    ref: Arthur Donovan
1942-03-06 Bob Montgomery
L-UD
Sammy Angott
Montgomery was knocked down in the 9th for a one count.
1942-01-16 Ray Robinson
W-TKO
Fritzie Zivic
0:31    ref: Arthur Donovan
1941-12-12 Fritzie Zivic
D-PTS
Young Kid McCoy
ref: Arthur Donovan 5-5   Marty Monroe 4-4   Sam Robinson 4-6
1941-11-14 Gus Lesnevich
W-UD
Tami Mauriello

Official scoring: 9-4-2; 9-5-1; 10-2-3.
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