2000-07-22 Will Grigsby w pts 12 Nelson Dieppa, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - WBO
2000-07-22 Will Grigsby w pts 12 Nelson Dieppa, American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA - WBO. Referee: Telis Assimenios. Scorecards: 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. 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 was cast when Dieppa, who finished up bruised and swollen around both eyes, had been unable to get close enough to do his best work.
Having tested positive for marijuana, Grigsby eventually forfeited the WBO version of the title in October. Retrospectively, the WBO classified the result as a no contest. Following that decision, Andy Tabanas and Fahlan Sakkreerin were signed up to find a new champion.