Now Istanbul, where he lost gold in the final, no longer counts. Irma Head she made up for it all right: in the final of boxing of the 57 kg category World Cup women’s course in New Delhi, the Italian beat the Kazakh Karina Ibrahimova The verdict in favor of Testa was unanimous. Last December Testa had beaten the same rival, Ibragimova, in the match in his debut as a professional for which he had received a purse of 30,000 dollars. But now he will earn one hundred thousand as a prize for this gold medal. For her, Irma is a “new” first time: she was already the first Italian at the Olympics, both to participate and to take a medal (bronze), European champion, now world champion. Now the goal, needless to say, is the top step of the podium at Paris 2024.
The nickname Butterfly and boxing records: the portrait
Irma Testa is an Italian boxer born on December 28, 1997 in Torre Annunziata, in the lightweight category. She won the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, becoming the first Italian female boxer to achieve this result. Furthermore, she represented Italy as the first boxer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. She is nicknamed Butterfly for her agility and lightness of movement and in 2019 she won the title of European champion in the featherweight category. She began training in the gym at the age of 12, immediately demonstrating a natural talent for boxing. She was discovered by master Lucio Zurlo of the Boxe Vesuviana of Torre Annunziata and she started competing at the age of 14.