Inducted on November 8, 2012
Birthplace: Wayne, New Jersey, USA
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 6′ 6″ / 198cm
Boxing Record: click
Manager: Murray Gaby
Trainer: Duane Simpson
Amateur Record: 7-1 (7 knockouts)
- Esa played defensive end for St. Peters College.
- Amateur record was 7-1 with his only loss to future heavyweight champion Larry Holmes.
- At 20, Esa was hit in the face by a bottle-throwing accident. He required 60 facial stiches and his amateur career ended.
- According to an article in Boxing Illustrated in 1977, Esa was 6 feet 6 inches, 245-260 pound.