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Jesse James Leija

W L D
47 7 2
19 KOs 5 KOs
last 6


bouts 57 rating
rounds 380 ranking
KOs 33%
 
global ID 008418
US ID020192
aliasThe Texas Tornado
born 1966-07-08
debut1988-10-02 / age 22
divisionsuper featherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach
67″   /   170cm
residence
San Antonio, Texas, USA
birth place
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Career Record

57 total bouts, view in calendar
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unsanctioned
W
Win
L
Loss
D
Draw
N
No Contest
S/P
Scheduled/Pending
Date lbs opponent
op. record 
lbs
result 
rounds location
140Arturo Gatti
38
6
0
140
 L 
KO5/12
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
WBC World super lightweight title
Leija was knocked down twice in the 5th round. Leija announced his retirement the week after this fight.
time: 1:48   referee: Earl Brown   judge: Guido CavalleriJulie LedermanJohn Stewart
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142¼Francisco Bojado
16
1
0
142
 W  
SD10/10
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Leija down in round two
referee: Earl Morton   judge: George Hill 95-94, John Stewart 96-93, Luis Rivera 94-95
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142½Marteze Logan
13
7
1
140½
 W  
TD8/10
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
judge: Anthony Townsend 78-73, Raul Ortega 79-72, Bobby Wells 79-71
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142½Fernando Mena
17
4
2
142¾
 W  
TKO2/10
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
time: 0:57   referee: Rafael Ramos   judge: Ray HawkinsGale E. Van HoyRoy Ovalle
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141Adan Casillas
16
4
0
139½
 W  
TKO4/10
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
time: 0:57   referee: Rafael Ramos   judge: Glen Rick CrockerJoel ElizondoRay Hawkins
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139Kostya Tszyu
29
1
0
140
 L 
RTD6/12
Telstra Superdome, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
WBC World super lightweight title
WBA Super World super lightweight title (supervisor: Yangsup Shim)
IBF World super lightweight title (supervisor: Ray Wheatley)
Leija's corner stops the bout after 6th due to perforated right eardrum.
time: 3:00   referee: Malcolm Bulner   judge: Stanley Christodoulou 55-59, Noppharat Sricharoen 56-58, Aneeka Williams 54-60
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138½Micky Ward
37
10
0
140½
 W  
TD5/10
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
referee: Laurence Cole   judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 49-46, Ray Hawkins 48-47, Duane Ford 47-48
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139Hector Camacho Jr
32
0
0
140
 N 
NC5/10
KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA
referee: Steve Smoger   judge: Robert Gilson 46-49, Larry Hazzard Jr. 47-48, Chick Hill 46-49
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142½Fred Ladd
45
5
0
143
 W  
TKO3/10
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
time: 0:55   referee: Jay Nady   judge: Chuck GiampaArt LurieJerry Roth
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137Ivan Robinson
29
4
1
136½
 W  
UD10/10
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Robinson down in the 8th.
referee: Tony Weeks   judge: Richard Houck 97-92, Art Lurie 96-93, Patricia Morse Jarman 97-92
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136Juan Lazcano
23
2
1
135
 L 
SD10/10
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
referee: Dick Flaherty   judge: Fred Ucci 94-96, Steve Weisfeld 93-97, William Hutt 96-94
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137½Jorge Luis Lopez
19
8
1
140
 W  
KO3/10
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
time: 2:24
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140½Wayne Boudreaux
25
17
0
142½
 W  
TD5/10
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
time: 1:48   referee: Laurence Cole   judge: Jesse Benavides 50-45, Jerry McKenzie 50-45, Lucy Rogers 49-46
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140Verdell Smith
38
30
2
138
 W  
UD10/10
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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135Shane Mosley
29
0
0
135
 L 
RTD9/12
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
IBF World lightweight title
Leija down in the 6th, 8th and 9th rounds. Leija cannot answer the bell for round 10
time: 3:00   referee: Eddie Cotton   judge: Larry Hazzard Jr.William JamesDon O'Neill
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134½Azumah Nelson
39
4
2
132
 W  
UD12/12
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
vacant International Boxing Association lightweight title
referee: Laurence Cole   judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 119-110, Gary Merritt 116-112, Harold Lederman 116-112
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140½Troy Crain
14
7
0
137
 W  
KO2/10
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
time: 2:22
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133¾Joel Perez
23
1
2
135
 W  
UD12/12
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
NABF lightweight title
referee: Rafael Ramos   judge: Dave Hess 117-110, Gale E. Van Hoy 119-108, Gary Ritter 118-110
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139½Effie Schneider
7
2
1
139
 W  
UD10/10
South Padre Island, Texas, USA
judge: Freddy LedesmaBobby WellsLee Rogers
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138½Jose Rodriguez
18
4
0
139
 W  
UD8/8
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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135Joel Perez
23
0
0
135
 W  
UD12/12
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
vacant NABF lightweight title
referee: Tony Garcia   judge: Jerry McKenzie 115-114, David Harris 116-113, Luis Escalona 117-114
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138¾Roberto Avila
15
8
1
140¾
 W  
UD10/10
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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130Azumah Nelson
38
3
2
130
 L 
TKO6/12
Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBC World super featherweight title
time: 1:58   referee: Richard Steele   judge: Angel Luis Guzman 46-48, Jerry Roth 46-48, Richard James Davies 46-49
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134¾Oscar De La Hoya
19
0
0
135
 L 
RTD2/12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
WBO World lightweight title
time: 3:00   referee: Ron Lipton   judge: Ramon Acevedo 9-10, Samuel Viruet 9-10, John Stewart 9-10
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133Rodney Garnett
20
3
0
131½
 W  
KO7/10
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
time: 2:12   referee: Laurence Cole   judge: Gale E. Van HoyJack WoodruffFreddy Ledesma
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133½Jeff Mayweather
29
6
4
133½
 W  
UD10/10
Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
referee: Toby Gibson   judge: Richard Houck 99-90, Al Siciliano 99-90, Glenn Trowbridge 100-89
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130Gabriel Ruelas
38
2
0
130
 L 
UD12/12
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBC World super featherweight title
referee: Joe Cortez   judge: Chuck Giampa 109-115, Carol Castellano 111-115, Anek Hongtongkam 108-116
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130Azumah Nelson
37
2
2
129½
 W  
UD12/12
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
WBC World super featherweight title
referee: Mitch Halpern   judge: Kamel Youssef 114-113, Jose Juan Guerra 117-110, Jerry Roth 117-109
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132Tomas Valdez
33
18
2
131
 W  
TKO3/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Valdez's corner threw in the towel.
time: 2:19
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129Azumah Nelson
37
2
1
128½
 D 
PTS12/12
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
WBC World super featherweight title
referee: Jerry McKenzie   judge: Laurence Cole 115-113, Keith Dadzie 112-118, Daniel Van de Wiele 115-115
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125Louie Espinoza
45
6
2
125
 W  
UD12/12
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
NABF featherweight title
referee: Jerry McKenzie   judge: Bob Martin 117-110, Gale E. Van Hoy 115-112
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128Gabriel Castro
1
6
1
128
 W  
UD10/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Castro reportedly 26-8-1 entering the fight
judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 100-90, Roy Ovalle 100-90, Wilfredo Esperon 99-90
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127Troy Dorsey
13
5
4
127
 W  
RTD5/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Dorsey was unable to answer the bell for the 6th round.
time: 3:00   referee: David Avalos
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127Jesus Poll
24
6
3
126
 W  
PTS10/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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125Jose Luis Martinez
17
4
1
 W  
TD9/12
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
NABF featherweight title
Fight stopped due to Leija cut caused bt accidental head-butt
referee: Laurence Cole   judge: Al Munoz 87-84, Dick Cole 87-82, Neffie Quintana 87-83
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127Steve McCrory
30
3
1
127
 W  
UD10/10
Holiday Inn - Hobby, Houston, Texas, USA
judge: Phil Morrison 98-92, Cheryl Cooper 96-94, Lee McCowan 98-92
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126Silvestre Castillo
2
9
1
 W  
TKO2/10
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Castillo reportedly 27-8 entering the fight.
time: 2:32
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125Miguel Arrozal
15
4
0
125
 W  
DQ8/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Arrozal DQ'd for numerous low blows.
referee: Roy Ovalle
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126Rafael Soliman
10
2
0
128
 W  
UD8/8
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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130Mark Fernandez
25
7
1
129
 W  
UD10/10
Holiday Inn - Hobby, Houston, Texas, USA
referee: Barry Yeats   judge: Lee McCowan 96-92, Bob Martin 98-90, Dave McCullough 99-90
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128½Felipe De Jesus
8
8
0
130
 W  
UD10/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
DeJesus reportedly 33-7 (22 KOs) entering the fight
judge: Wilfredo EsperonLeonard ZunigaBobby Wells
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127Edward Parker
21
4
2
127
 D 
PTS10/10
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USA
judge: Jimmy Parks 96-98, Vince Amaya 97-94, Wilfredo Esperon 96-96
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126¼Ricky Alvarez
12
3
0
127
 W  
TKO1/10
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
time: 2:00   referee: Santos Ronje
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128Bobby McCarthy
10
1
1
125½
 W  
TKO5/8
Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
time: 0:39   referee: Richard Steele
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125Boyd Gardner
8
2
0
125
 W  
UD6/6
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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127Roy Muniz
9
7
2
127
 W  
KO3/0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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128Gary Spencer
7
9
3
 W  
KO2/0
Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA
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128Joe Thompson
1
1
0
127
 W  
TKO3/0
Tarrant Co Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
referee: Arlen Bynum
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127Carlos Flores
7
20
0
 W  
KO4/0
Convention Center, Pasadena, Texas, USA
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127¼Tony De La Rosa
0
2
0
128
 W  
KO1/8
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
De La Rosa reportedly 13-6 entering the bout.
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128Jaime Castellano
2
9
0
126½
 W  
TKO3/6
Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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127¾Capri Lipkin
4
14
2
127¾
 W  
UD6/6
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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127Chilo Guzman
0
3
0
 W  
PTS6/6
County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USA
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126Manuel Gomez
1
0
0
128
 W  
UD4/4
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Leija was knocked down on his knees in the 1st round.
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128Joe Mitchell
1
1
0
124½
 W  
UD4/4
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
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127Martin Melendezdebut
129¼
 W  
TKO2/4
Wyndham Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Melendez down twice. Melendez reportedly 4-1 entering the bout.
time: 1:36
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125Oscar Davis
0
1
0
123½
 W  
TKO1/4
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Pro debut for Leija
time: 1:05
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