No Tunney was wintering in Miami and a promoter down there, Jess Baugh, had constructed a big new arena and was working with Tunney to promote a fight. Initially Tunney wanted Wild Bill Reed as the opponent. The local press poo-pooed the idea of Tunney fighting what they considered a setup and the promoter wanted a more bankable name. Greb was contacted by the promoter, agreed, and wired contracts to sign which he did. Tunney said no and didnt sign. The promoter and Tunney the agreed on Young Stribling who was popular in the south, had a solid reputation, but had lost every major fight he had been in. Stribling agreed but as the fight approached disvussions about Tunney fighting Dempsey heated up in New York. It has been alleged that at this point Tunney was already signed to fight Dempsey. Other reports have him close to signing at this point. Regardless, Tunney backed out of the fight with Dtribling resulting in a big shitstorm. Tunney alleged the promoters couldnt pay him his gaurantee, denied by promoters. Stribling alleged Tunney had reached out to him to agree to not try and it make it more of an exhibition and when he refused Tunney backed out, which Tunney denied. The promoters alleged Tunney feared a fight with Stribling on the up and up and backed out to preseve the Dempsey fight. Regardless of the end result the fact remains that Greb was contacted, agreed, and wasnt responsible for the fight not happening.