Jesse James Leija

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Date of Birth July 8, 1966
Place of Birth San Antonio, Texas
Age 54 years old
Horoscope Cancer

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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
Nationality: American
Born: July 8, 1966, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Stance: Orthodox
Total fights: 57
Wins: 47
Wins by KO: 19
Losses: 7
Draws: 2
No contests: 1

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
Latest information about Jesse James Leija updated on April 10, 2021.

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