Vaia Zaganas

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Vaia Zaganas
Nickname(s) "Vicious Vaia"
Rated at minimumweight
Height 5 ft 0.5 in (154 cm)
Nationality Canadian
Born (1975-05-22) May 22, 1975 (age 41)
Burnaby, British Columbia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 16
Wins by KO 6
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0

Vaia Zaganas (born May 22, 1975) is a Canadian boxer from Burnaby, British Columbia.


"Vicious" Vaia Zaganas is possibly the most accomplished female boxer to ever come out of Canada. After discovering the sport at an early age, she went on to win the Canadian National Championships title in 1998. As part of Canada's National team, Zaganas compiled an impressive record of 36–4, winning fights in Canada, the United States and Europe. Other highlights of her amateur career include winning a second national title, twice winning gold at the U.S.A. vs Canada dual meet, twice winning gold at the U.S. national Blue and Gold event and being named "Most Outstanding Boxer" of the tournament. In 2000, she won Canada's "Rookie of The Year" award for best performance in international competition, male or female.

Before turning professional, Zaganas was ranked number one in the world by AIBA in her weight division. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada later that year to pursue a professional boxing career. Her success in the ring continued, as she won the IFBA Straw-weight World Championship in 2002 and the NABF light-flyweight World Championship in 2004. Considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, Zaganas now has an overall professional record of 16–3 with 6 KO’s.

Zaganas returned to Vancouver in 2008 and is currently teaching boxing at her gym, Sparta Boxing and Fitness.

Professional record[edit]

16 wins, 3 losses, 0 draws[1][2]
Record Date Result Opponent Method Round Location
16–3 April 8, 2004 Win Stephanie Dobbs Unanimous decision 10 Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA
15–3 March 13, 2004 Win Yumi Takano Majority decision 6 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
14–3 December 11, 2003 Loss Gracie Roca Majority decision 4 Woodside, New York, USA
14–2 November 22, 2003 Win Sarah Goodson Unanimous decision 6 Stateline, Nevada, USA
13–2 November 4, 2003 Win Dee Hamaguchi Unanimous decision 6 Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
12–2 October 25, 2003 Win Nikki Verbeck TKO 2 Tunica, Mississippi, USA
11–2 August 22, 2003 Win Tracey Stevens TKO 2 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
10–2 July 25, 2003 Win Sarah Goodson Unanimous decision 6 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
9–2 May 24, 2003 Loss Luz Rodriguez Unanimous decision 6 Reno, Nevada, USA
9–1 April 26, 2003 Win Hollie Dunaway TKO 2 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
8–1 April 18, 2003 Win Nina Ahlin Unanimous decision 6 Lemoore, California, USA
7–1 March 27, 2003 Win Terri Moss Unanimous decision 6 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
6–1 February 15, 2003 Win Stephanie Dobbs Unanimous decision 6 Laughlin, Nevada, USA
5–1 June 15, 2002 Win Sarah Goodson TKO 8 Ignacio, Colorado, USA
4–1 May 15, 2002 Win Dee Hamaguchi Unanimous decision 6 Kenner, Louisiana, USA
3–1 February 16, 2002 Win Dee Hamaguchi Unanimous decision 4 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
2–1 October 26, 2001 Win Janet Williams TKO 1 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1–1 October 12, 2001 Win Crystal Parker TKO 1 Pala, California, USA
0–1 July 8, 2001 Loss Luz Rodriguez Split decision 4 West Wendover, Utah, USA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BoxRec – Vaia Zaganas' professional boxing record". Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  2. ^ Only professional fights count towards fighter's record

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