Jesse James Leija is also known as “The Texas Tornado” is an American former professional boxer with 57 Bouts (47 Wins, 7 Loss, 2 Draws, 19 KOs). He competed from 1988 to 2005 and held the WBC super featherweight title in 1994, and challenged twice each for world titles at lightweight and light-welterweight.
In this interview, he remembers his first fight with Azumah Nelson with the atmosphere of 63000 people cheering on him, the experience and emotion of that night; the second fight with him capturing the belt; the preparation for the very tough fight against Oscar De La Hoya and his relationship with him after the fight; his third and Fourth fight with Azumah Nelson that bring the best in him, mentally and physically prepare; only 3-week notice to fight Shane Mosley and give him the toughest fight; respect with Micky Ward his hitting so hard and nonstop; The best experience he has in Melbourn Australia and fighting Kostya Tszyu;
Also, the best 3 fighters he fought and respect in his career.
He’s doing right now after boxing, the fitness gym, and being a promoter.
A funny story with Azumah Nelson during training in their first fight.
Here’s the link to the interview: