Sad news from the boxing world. Welterweight Omar Henry has died, just a week before his 26th birthday.
Henry died of gall bladder cancer, which was diagnosed in the lead up to his bout on November 16th of last year. Henry was 12-0-1 in his career, and was on the precipice of becoming a major player in his weight class.
But shortly before the proposed Showtime bout, Henry felt ill and went for a checkup. Doctors found that Henry had Stage 4 gall bladder cancer.
Before Henry died, he was hoping to reach his 26th birthday, which is on February 8th. Sadly, he fell short of that goal.