The kit includes gum shields, bandages, clips and below belt gears.
One boxer, Patrick Kaira, confided in The Nation on Tuesday that the region has inadequate supply of boxing kit.
“Since boxing is a risky sport, you cannot fight without the gear so we are forced to use the same kit after washing it in hot water,” said Kaira.
He further said cleaning of the kit takes time and bouts start late to the displeasure of umpires.
He noted that because of poverty, it is not easy for the boxers to sacrifice their prize money to buy new kit.
However, in an interview on Saturday, the Northern Region boxing committee chairperson Stewart Moyo said that as a region they have tried their best to provide necessary equipment; otherwise, the National Amateur Boxing Association (Naba) should also do its part by funding them adequately.
Naba vice-secretary Gabriel Chirwa said it was his associationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wish to fight for the welfare of amateur boxers, but they are also let down by inadequate funding from Sports Council.
However, regional sports development officer for the North, Georgina Msowoya, insisted that it is the responsibility of all committees to raise funds to supplement their activities, not only depending on government funding.