April 12, 2021

Former WBC World Champion Jesse James Leija Interviewed by Peter Maniatis of KO Boxing Show Australia!

Former WBC World Champion Jesse James Leija Interviewed by Peter Maniatis of KO Boxing Show Australia!

Former WBC World Champion Jesse James Leija Interviewed by Peter Maniatis of KO Boxing Show Australia!

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: