James Leija, best known as Jesse James Leija, is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2005. He held the WBC super featherweight title in 1994, and challenged twice each for world titles at lightweight and light welterweight.
|Real name:||James Leija|
|Nickname(s):||The Texas Tornado|
|Born:||July 8, 1966, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|Wins by KO:||19|
About Jesse James Leija
WBC Super Featherweight Champion from May, 1994 to September, 1994, and the Golden Gloves winner in 1988.
Jesse James Leija Before Fame
He had a successful 3-year amateur career, during which time he posted a 23-5 record.
Achievement of Jesse James Leija
He moved to Australia six months prior to his fight with Kostya Tszyu in order to acclimate himself to the country and its intense climate.
Jesse James Leija Family Life
He has a son named Jesse, Jr.
Associations of Jesse James Leija
He lost his shot at the WBO lightweight title by losing to Oscar De La Hoya on December 15, 1995.
Information related to Jesse James Leija
- World super-featherweight boxing champions
- Sportspeople from San Antonio
- World Boxing Council champions