2000-07-22 Will Grigsby w pts 12 Nelson Dieppa, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - WBO
2000-07-22 Will Grigsby nc 12 Nelson Dieppa, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - WBO. Referee: Telis Assimenios. Contested for the vacant title, Masibulele Makepula having moved on, Grigsby (107½), fighting on the back foot and countering with some venom made a difficult target for Dieppa (108) to overcome. The die had been cast when Dieppa, who finished up bruised and swollen around both eyes, had been unable to get close enough to do his best work, the judges seeing Grigsby the winner by scores of 116-112, 115-113, 115-113.
Having tested positive for marijuana, Grigsby eventually forfeited the WBO version of the title in October and the result was declared to be a no-contest. Following that decision, Andy Tabanas and Fahlan Sakkreerin were signed up to find a new champion.