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Jesse James Leija boxer

Jesse James Leija image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1988-10-02
Born 1966-07-08
Nationality USA
Residence San Antonio, Texas, USA
bouts
57
won
47
lost
7
draw
2
bouts
57
won
47
lost
7
draw
2
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1988-10-02
Born 1966-07-08
Nationality USA
Residence San Antonio, Texas, USA

Leija had an amateur career that spanned three years, going 23-5 during this time. He won the San Antonio Golden Gloves in 1988. Later that year he lost in the first rounds of the Olympic Trials to Kelcie Banks.Jesse James Leija began his professional boxing career on October 2, 1988, beating Oscar Davis by knockout in round one, in Leija's native San Antonio. When he turned professional he took the name "Jesse James" in honor of his father, Jesse Leija, who trained him.

Leija had an amateur career that spanned three years, going 23-5 during this time. He won the San Antonio Golden Gloves in 1988. Later that year he lost in the first rounds of the Olympic Trials to Kelcie Banks.Jesse James Leija began his professional boxing career on October 2, 1988, beating Oscar Davis by knockout in round one, in Leija's native San Antonio. When he turned professional he took the name "Jesse James" in honor of his father, Jesse Leija, who trained him.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Jan. 29, 2005 Arturo Gatti WLWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

LOSS
KO
July 24, 2004 Francisco Bojado WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
April 30, 2004 Marteze Logan WLWLWL Dodge Arena, Hidalgo WIN
TD
Nov. 15, 2003 Fernando Mena LWWWWL Alamodome, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 2003 Adan Casillas WLWWLW SBC Center, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 2003 Kostya Tszyu WWWWWW Telstra Superdome, Melbourne International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

(supervisor: Ray Wheatley)World Boxing Association Super World Super Lightweight

(supervisor: Yangsup Shim)World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Jan. 5, 2002 Micky Ward WWWLWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
TD
July 7, 2001 Hector Camacho Jr WWWWWW KeySpan Park, Brooklyn
NC
Jan. 7, 2001 Fred Ladd WWLLLL Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 2000 Ivan Robinson WLWWLD Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 5, 2000 Juan Lazcano WWWWWW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville LOSS
Split-decision
April 14, 2000 Jorge Luis Lopez WLLLLW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
KO
Dec. 2, 1999 Wayne Boudreaux LLWLLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
TD
Aug. 20, 1999 Verdell Smith LWLWL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1998 Shane Mosley WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
July 11, 1998 Azumah Nelson WDLWWL Alamodome, San Antonio vacant International Boxing Association World Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 1, 1998 Troy Crain WWWLLL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1998 Joel Perez WWWLDD Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio NABF Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 1997 Effie Schneider WLWWDL South Padre Island WIN
Unanimous decision
June 14, 1997 Jose Rodriguez WWWLLL Alamodome, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
March 22, 1997 Joel Perez WWWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi vacant NABF Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 10, 1996 Roberto Avila LWLLLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi vacant NABF Lightweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
June 1, 1996 Azumah Nelson WWWDLW Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 15, 1995 Oscar De La Hoya WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Organisation World Lightweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
July 29, 1995 Rodney Garnett WWWWLW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
KO
May 2, 1995 Jeff Mayweather WWWLDD Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 17, 1994 Gabriel Ruelas LWWWWW MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 7, 1994 Azumah Nelson WDWWWD MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 23, 1994 Tomas Valdez LLWLLL HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1993 Azumah Nelson WWDWWW Alamodome, San Antonio World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

DRAW
Split-decision
March 23, 1993 Louie Espinoza LWWWWL HemisFair Arena, San Antonio NABF Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 1992 Gabriel Castro LWLDLL HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1992 Troy Dorsey DDWLLW HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Corner retirement
July 15, 1992 Jesus Poll LLLWWW HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Points
March 3, 1992 Jose Luis Martinez WWWWWW HemisFair Arena, San Antonio NABF Featherweight

WIN
TD
Oct. 18, 1991 Steve McCrory WWWLWW Holiday Inn - Hobby, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 30, 1991 Silvestre Castillo LLLLLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1991 Miguel Arrozal WWWLLW HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
DQ
April 19, 1991 Rafael Soliman WLWWWL Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 25, 1991 Mark Fernandez WWLWWW Holiday Inn - Hobby, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 7, 1991 Felipe de Jesus LWWWWL HemisFair Arena, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 8, 1990 Edward Parker WWWLW HemisFair Arena, San Antonio DRAW
Points
Aug. 13, 1990 Ricky Alvarez WWWWLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Technical knockout
July 16, 1990 Bobby McCarthy DWLWWW Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1990 Boyd Gardner WLWWWW Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
March 25, 1990 Roy Muniz WDDWWL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
March 15, 1990 Gary Spencer WLWLLL Fairmont Hotel, Dallas WIN
KO
Jan. 8, 1990 Joe Thompson WL Tarrant Co Convention Center, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 11, 1989 Carlos Flores WLLLLL Convention Center, Pasadena WIN
KO
Oct. 16, 1989 Tony De La Rosa LL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
KO
Sept. 11, 1989 Jaime Castellano LLLLLW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
July 24, 1989 Capri Lipkin LDLWLL Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
May 29, 1989 Chilo Guzman LLWL County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
Points
April 10, 1989 Manuel Gomez W Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 21, 1989 Joe Mitchell LW Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1988 Martin Melendez Wyndham Hotel, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1988 Oscar Davis L Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout