Will Grigsby

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William Henry Grigsby (born March 19, 1970 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA) is an American professional boxer.

Professional career[edit]

Grigsby turned pro in 1988 and lost his second professional fight, to flyweight legend Michael Carbajal who was making his professional debut. In 1998 he captured the vacant IBF light flyweight title by decisioning Ratanapol Sor Vorapin. He defended the belt once before losing it to Ricardo Lopez in 1999.[1] In 2000 he captured the WBO light flyweight title with a decision win over Nelson Dieppa, but was stripped of the belt after the fight for testing positive for marijuana. The fight changed to no decision. He fought sporadically before capturing the IBF light flyweight title with a decision over Victor Burgos in 2005. He lost the belt in his first defense to Ulises Solís, and lost a rematch with Solís in 2007.

Professional Record[edit]

18 Wins (7 knockouts, 11 decisions), 4 Losses, 1 Draw, 1 No Contest
Res. Record Opponent Type Round, Time Date Location Notes
Loss 18–4–1
1 NC
Mexico Ulises Solís RTD 8 (12), 3:00 2007-01-25 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For IBF Light flyweight title.
Loss 18–3–1
1 NC
Mexico Ulises Solís UD 12 2006-01-07 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Lost IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 18–2–1
1 NC
Mexico Víctor Burgos UD 12 2005-05-14 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 17–2–1
1 NC
Mexico Ruben Contreras UD 8 2005-01-28 United States Farm Bureau Building, Indianapolis, Indiana
Win 16–2–1
1 NC
Peru Ruben Poma TKO 1 (8), 1:42 2004-11-27 United States Riehle Brothers Pavilion, Lafayette, Indiana
Win 15–2–1
1 NC
Puerto Rico Kenny Berrios UD 8 2002-06-28 United States Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
NC 14–2–1
1 NC
Puerto Rico Nelson Dieppa ND 12 2000-07-22 United States American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida For vacant WBO Light flyweight title.
Originally a unanimous decision win for Grisby; changed to a no-contest after Grisby failed a drug test.
Loss 14–2–1 Mexico Ricardo Lopez UD 12 1999-10-02 United States Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 14–1–1 Philippines Carmelo Caceres UD 12 1999-03-06 United States UM Sports Pavilion, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained IBF Light flyweight title.
Win 13–1–1 Thailand Ratanapol Sor Vorapin UD 12 1998-12-18 United States Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Won vacant IBF Light flyweight title.
Draw 12–1–1 Mexico Fernando Ibarra TD 1 (8), 0:45 1998-11-13 United States Jackpot Junction Casino, Morton, Minnesota
Win 12–1 Puerto Rico Javier Cintron UD 12 1998-02-13 United States The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico Retained USBA Flyweight title.
Win 11–1 United States Jesus Lopez UD 8 1997-10-04 United States Rochester, Minnesota
Win 10–1 Puerto Rico Jose Luis De Jesus TD 4 (6) 1997-05-10 United States Convention Center, Coconut Grove, Florida
Win 9–1 United States Jesus Lopez PTS 12 1996-10-10 United States Rochester, Minnesota Won vacant USBA Flyweight title.
Win 8–1 Mexico Roberto Romero UD 6 1996-04-20 United States Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Win 7–1 Mexico Eduardo Manzano TKO 7 (8) 1996-03-02 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota
Win 6–1 Mexico Jesus Garcia TKO 4 (6) 1995-07-14 United States Rochester, Minnesota
Win 5–1 Mexico Juan Camero TKO 3 (6) 1995-06-10 United States Rosemount, Minnesota
Win 4–1 United States Orlando Malone UD 6 1995-03-17 United States Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, Minnesota
Win 3–1 United States Miguel Montoya KO 3 (4) 1995-03-07 United States Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, Minnesota
Win 2–1 United States Dallas Hawkins KO 1 (4) 1994-09-30 United States Saint Paul, Minnesota
Loss 1–1 United States Michael Carbajal UD 4 1989-02-24 United States Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 1–0 United States Ed Meeks TKO 3 (4) 1988-11-23 United States Promenade Center Ballroom, Saint Paul, Minnesota Professional debut.


  1. ^ "Battered Chavez plans to keep fighting". Reading Eagle. 4 October 1999. p. D5. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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Preceded by
Mauricio Pastrana
IBF Light Flyweight Champion
18 Feb 1998–2 Oct 1999
Succeeded by
Ricardo Lopez
Preceded by
Victor Burgos
IBF Light Flyweight Champion
14 May 2005–7 Jan 2006
Succeeded by
Ulises Solís