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Push gets Berto disqualified

Updated: February 20, 2004, 10:39 PM ET
Associated Press

TUNICA, Miss. -- Top-ranked welterweight Andre Berto was eliminated from the U.S. Olympic Team trials Thursday after a grievance committee decided that a referee made the correct call by disqualifying him the first day of the tournament.

"It's really heartbreaking," Berto said. "But what can you say?"

Berto's odd three days at the trials began Tuesday when he was disqualified in the fourth and final round of his opening bout with Juan McPherson, another highly regarded welterweight.

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