Boxing promoter/manager Seon Bristol yesterday donated to the Guyana Boxing
Association (GBA) a quantity of Cavilon Cream, which he handed over to its president Steve Ninvalle.
GBA introduced the use of cream to their elite boxers at the National Open tournament which started yesterday at the East Ruimveldt Community Centre ground.
Using the cream before the fights was made mandatory by international governing body AIBA earlier this year after they outlawed head guards for elite boxers.
Bristol, who arrived from the USA yesterday morning, has always supported the association in various forms and pledged to continue doing so. “It is always an hounour to assist amateur boxing in Guyana. I think that if we all do our bit the sky would be the limit for our amateur fighters,” Bristol said.
Bristol had donated gloves, mouth guards and other equipment before, while in 2011 he provided the local association’s annual fees to AIBA and is key to having USA-based super heavyweight Quincy ‘Biggy’ Small participate in the National Open. Bristol furnished the return air ticket for Small’s travel.
Cavilon cream is specially developed to help reduce cuts. It was first used in a major international competition at the 2014Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. It was however, met with mixed reception. Some countries opted to use while others did not.
Guyana did not. Boxers using the cream suffered less cuts it has been reported. AIBA made use of the cream mandatory, and has issued guidelines for its use in its technical rules.
Youth, junior and female boxers are still however required to wear head guards.
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