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Leija launches web site; Miller signs fighter

John Whisler

Leija Web site: Leija has launched his own official Web site,

The site for the former world champion, who retired a year ago after compiling a 44-7-2 record, includes a bio, updates on current projects, links to recent articles on the fighter and a photo gallery.

"This is something I've wanted to do for a long time," Leija said. "It makes me proud to officially launch this Web site for all of the fans and sponsors who have supported me throughout the years."

Miller signs fighter: Local attorney and boxing manager Michael Miller has signed James Kirkland to a three-year deal.

Kirkland, 21, from Austin, is 11-0 with nine knockouts as a welterweight but has not fought since November 2003. He enjoyed a stellar amateur career, going 138-12.

"He has a world of talent," Miller said. "But it's what he does outside the ring that will determine how far he goes."

Miller is the former co-manager of Jesse James Leija. His current clients include Gabriel Elizondo, Golden Johnson, Danny Flores and Erik Esquivel.

John Whisler

Web Posted: 01/15/2006