2009-02-28 Juan Manuel Marquez w rsc 9 Juan Diaz, Toyota Centre, Houston, Texas, USA - WBA/WBO/The Ring
2009-02-28 Juan Manuel Marquez w rsc 9 Juan Diaz, Toyota Centre, Houston, Texas, USA - WBA/WBO/The Ring. Referee: Rafael Ramos. The WBA and WBO titles were both vacant, Nate Campbell having forfeited the latter belt and relinquished his hold on the other.
These contests were followed by a vacant WBO ‘interim’ title fight between Michael Katsidis and Vicente Escobedo at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on 19 September, won by the former on points over 12 rounds. Katsidis successfully defended the WBO ‘interim’ belt when stopping Kevin Mitchell in the third round of their contest at Upton Park, West Ham, London, England on 15 May 2010.
On 29 May, Moses retained the WBA ‘second tier’ title when knocking out Acosta, the ‘interim’ champion, in the sixth round of their contest at the Kalahari Sands Hotel & Casino, Windhoek, Namibia.