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McPherson, Berto won't get another shot

Updated: February 27, 2004, 2:56 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Welterweight boxers Juan McPherson and Andre Berto failed in their attempts to get another shot at a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

After a hearing that stretched 12 hours into Friday morning, an arbitrator declined to reverse USA Boxing's earlier ruling to disqualify both after their fight in Tunica, Miss., last week.

McPherson got a medical disqualification when he injured his neck while being thrown to the canvas by Berto, who also was tossed from the competition ...

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