San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

July 10th, 2009
Former boxing champ to appear at KACC golf meet

Former world boxing champion Jesse James Leija signs an autograph for a fan.

STAFF REPORT

Former world boxing champion Jesse James Leija will be the celebrity golfer in the Kyle Annual Golf Classic taking place on September 10-11 at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle.

Leija, 42, retired in 2005 with 47 wins, seven losses, two draws and one no contest. Of his 47 victories, 19 were by knockout.

Leija won the World Boxing Congress super featherweight championship on May 7, 1993, with a 12-round unanimous decision over Azumah Nelson in Las Vagas.

Leija won the San Antonio Golden Gloves championship in 1988.

Leija’s appearance is being sponsored by Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce (KACC) member Jamail and Smith Construction.

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