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Jesse James Leija
Global ID8418
sexmale
birthdate 1966-07-08
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divisionsuper featherweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5″   /   165cm
reach67″   /   170cm
US ID020192
aliasThe Texas Tornado
country USA
residenceSan Antonio, Texas, USA
birth placeSan Antonio, Texas, USA
won 47 (KO 19) + lost 7 (KO 5) + drawn 2 = 57
rounds boxed 380 KO% 33.33
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
2005-01-29Arturo Gatti38-6-0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USALKO512
time: 1:48 | referee: Earl Brown | judge: Guido Cavalleri | judge: Julie Lederman | judge: John Stewart
WBC World super lightweight title
Leija was knocked down twice in the 5th round. Leija announced his retirement the week after this fight.
2004-07-24Francisco Bojado16-1-0
Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWSD1010
referee: Earl Morton | judge: George Hill 95-94 | judge: John Stewart 96-93 | judge: Luis Rivera 94-95
Leija down in round two
2004-04-30Marteze Logan13-7-1
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USAWTD810
judge: Anthony Townsend 78-73 | judge: Raul Ortega 79-72 | judge: Bobby Wells 79-71
2003-11-15Fernando Mena17-4-2
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO210
time: 0:57 | referee: Rafael Ramos | judge: Ray Hawkins | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy | judge: Roy Ovalle
2003-05-22Adan Casillas16-4-0
SBC Center, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO410
time: 0:57 | referee: Rafael Ramos | judge: Glen Rick Crocker | judge: Joel Elizondo | judge: Ray Hawkins
2003-01-19Kostya Tszyu29-1-0
Telstra Superdome, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaLRTD612
time: 3:00 | referee: Malcolm Bulner | judge: Stanley Christodoulou 55-59 | judge: Noppharat Sricharoen 56-58 | judge: Aneeka Williams 54-60
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.
2002-01-05Micky Ward37-10-0
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTD510
referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 49-46 | judge: Ray Hawkins 48-47 | judge: Duane Ford 47-48
2001-07-07Hector Camacho Jr32-0-0
KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, New York, USANCNC510
referee: Steve Smoger | judge: Robert Gilson 46-49 | judge: Larry Hazzard Jr. 47-48 | judge: Chick Hill 46-49
2001-01-07Fred Ladd45-5-0
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO310
time: 0:55 | referee: Jay Nady | judge: Chuck Giampa | judge: Art Lurie | judge: Jerry Roth
2000-11-11Ivan Robinson29-4-1
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Tony Weeks | judge: Richard Houck 97-92 | judge: Art Lurie 96-93 | judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 97-92
Robinson down in the 8th.
2000-08-05Juan Lazcano23-2-1
Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USALSD1010
referee: Dick Flaherty | judge: Fred Ucci 94-96 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 93-97 | judge: William Hutt 96-94
2000-04-14Jorge Luis Lopez19-8-1
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO310
time: 2:24
1999-12-02Wayne Boudreaux25-17-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWTD510
time: 1:48
1999-08-20Verdell Smith38-30-2
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1010
1998-11-14Shane Mosley29-0-0
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USALRTD912
time: 3:00 | referee: Eddie Cotton | judge: Larry Hazzard Jr. | judge: William James | judge: Don O'Neill
IBF World lightweight title
Leija down in the 6th, 8th and 9th rounds. Leija cannot answer the bell for round 10
1998-07-11Azumah Nelson39-4-2
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1212
referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 119-110 | judge: Gary Merritt 116-112 | judge: Harold Lederman 116-112
vacant International Boxing Association lightweight title
1998-05-01Troy Crain14-7-0
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO210
time: 2:22
1998-01-20Joel Perez23-1-2
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1212
referee: Rafael Ramos | judge: Dave Hess 117-110 | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 119-108 | judge: Gary Ritter 118-110
NABF lightweight title
1997-11-14Effie Schneider7-2-1
South Padre Island, Texas, USAWUD1010
judge: Freddy Ledesma | judge: Bobby Wells | judge: Lee Rogers
1997-06-14Jose Rodriguez18-4-0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD88
1997-03-22Joel Perez23-0-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWUD1212
referee: Tony Garcia | judge: Jerry McKenzie 115-114 | judge: David Harris 116-113 | judge: Luis Escalona 117-114
vacant NABF lightweight title
1996-12-10Roberto Avila15-8-1
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWUD1010
1996-06-01Azumah Nelson38-3-2
Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALTKO612
time: 1:58 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Angel Luis Guzman 46-48 | judge: Jerry Roth 46-48 | judge: Richard James Davies 46-49
WBC World super featherweight title
1995-12-15Oscar De La Hoya19-0-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALRTD212
time: 3:00 | referee: Ron Lipton | judge: Ramon Acevedo 9-10 | judge: Samuel Viruet 9-10 | judge: John Stewart 9-10
WBO World lightweight title
1995-07-29Rodney Garnett20-3-0
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWKO710
time: 2:12 | referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy | judge: Jack Woodruff | judge: Freddy Ledesma
1995-05-02Jeff Mayweather29-6-4
Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
referee: Toby Gibson | judge: Richard Houck 99-90 | judge: Al Siciliano 99-90 | judge: Glenn Trowbridge 100-89
1994-09-17Gabriel Ruelas38-2-0
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1212
referee: Joe Cortez | judge: Chuck Giampa 109-115 | judge: Carol Castellano 111-115 | judge: Anek Hongtongkam 108-116
WBC World super featherweight title
1994-05-07Azumah Nelson37-2-2
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1212
referee: Mitch Halpern | judge: Kamel Youssef 114-113 | judge: Jose Juan Guerra 117-110 | judge: Jerry Roth 117-109
WBC World super featherweight title
1994-03-23Tomas Valdez33-18-2
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO310
time: 2:19
Valdez's corner threw in the towel.
1993-09-10Azumah Nelson37-2-1
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USADPTS1212
referee: Jerry McKenzie | judge: Laurence Cole 115-113 | judge: Keith Dadzie 112-118 | judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 115-115
WBC World super featherweight title
1993-03-23Louie Espinoza45-6-2
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1212
referee: Jerry McKenzie | judge: Bob Martin 117-110 | judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 115-112 | 114-112
NABF featherweight title
1992-12-03Gabriel Castro1-6-1
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1010
judge: Gale E. Van Hoy 100-90 | judge: Roy Ovalle 100-90 | judge: Wilfredo Esperon 99-90
Castro reportedly 26-8-1 entering the fight
1992-10-03Troy Dorsey13-5-4
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWRTD510
time: 3:00 | referee: David Avalos
Dorsey was unable to answer the bell for the 6th round.
1992-07-15Jesus Poll24-6-3
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWPTS1010
1992-03-03Jose Luis Martinez17-4-1
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTD912
referee: Laurence Cole | judge: Al Munoz 87-84 | judge: Dick Cole 87-82 | judge: Neffie Quintana 87-83
NABF featherweight title
Fight stopped due to Leija cut caused bt accidental head-butt
1991-10-18Steve McCrory30-3-1
Holiday Inn - Hobby, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
judge: Phil Morrison 98-92 | judge: Cheryl Cooper 96-94 | judge: Lee McCowan 98-92
1991-08-30Silvestre Castillo2-9-1
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWTKO210
time: 2:32
Castillo reportedly 27-8 entering the fight.
1991-05-31Miguel Arrozal15-4-0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWDQ810
referee: Roy Ovalle
Arrozal DQ'd for numerous low blows.
1991-04-19Rafael Soliman10-2-0
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD88
1991-02-25Mark Fernandez25-7-1
Holiday Inn - Hobby, Houston, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Barry Yeats | judge: Lee McCowan 96-92 | judge: Bob Martin 98-90 | judge: Dave McCullough 99-90
1991-01-07Felipe De Jesus8-8-0
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1010
judge: Wilfredo Esperon | judge: Leonard Zuniga | judge: Bobby Wells
DeJesus reportedly 33-7 (22 KOs) entering the fight
1990-10-08Edward Parker21-4-2
HemisFair Arena, San Antonio, Texas, USADPTS1010
judge: Jimmy Parks 96-98 | judge: Vince Amaya 97-94 | judge: Wilfredo Esperon 96-96
1990-08-13Ricky Alvarez12-3-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWTKO110
time: 2:00 | referee: Santos Ronje
1990-07-16Bobby McCarthy10-1-1
Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO58
time: 0:39 | referee: Richard Steele
1990-05-13Boyd Gardner8-2-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWUD66
1990-03-25Roy Muniz9-7-2
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWKO3
1990-03-15Gary Spencer7-9-3
Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USAWKO2
1990-01-08Joe Thompson1-1-0
Tarrant Co Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USAWTKO3
referee: Arlen Bynum
1989-12-11Carlos Flores7-20-0
Convention Center, Pasadena, Texas, USAWKO4
1989-10-16Tony De La Rosa0-2-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWKO18
De La Rosa reportedly 13-6 entering the bout.
1989-09-11Jaime Castellano2-9-0
Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO36
1989-07-24Capri Lipkin4-14-2
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWUD66
1989-05-29Chilo Guzman0-3-0
County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas, USAWPTS66
1989-04-10Manuel Gomez1-0-0
Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, Texas, USAWUD44
Leija was knocked down on his knees in the 1st round.
1989-01-21Joe Mitchell1-1-0
Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWUD44
1988-11-03Martin Melendez
Wyndham Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO24
time: 1:36
Melendez down twice. Melendez reportedly 4-1 entering the bout.
1988-10-02Oscar Davis0-1-0
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWTKO14
time: 1:05
Pro debut for Leija

 
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