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Mayweather Jr. Spars With Omar Henry For Cotto Clash

By Chris Robinson

Undefeated middleweight prospect Omar Henry confirmed that on Thursday he finished putting in work with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California.

Mayweather is prepping for a May 5th assignment with WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and I had wondered whether or not Henry would eventually see time as one of his sparring mates given his stylistic similarities to Cotto.

Of Puerto Rican descent and hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Henry is a stout and compact fighter with serious pop in both of his fists. The 25-year old spent the early part of his career fighting under Top Rank but signed an exclusive deal with Don King Productions this past June.

Henry has spent time training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in the past and considers Floyd a close friend. I vividly remember Henry going to war with Sacramento’s Brandon Gonzales in August of 2010 inside of the building as Mayweather watched on and cheered at the intense, back and forth action between the two fighters.

But while the camaraderie between the two fighters seems thick, that didn’t stop Mayweather from chiding his younger friend during their work together.

“Incredible,” Henry said of his sparring with Floyd Jr. “Never went five minute rounds before and someone talking sh*t to me at the same time. I love it!”

Henry was only able to speak briefly, as he was still training at the gym, but expect a full-length interview to drop on him tomorrow afternoon…

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Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at [email protected] and www.Twitter.com/CRHarmony

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 03-10-2012

Im pretty sure they exchanged some heated words and fighting.

Comment by [email protected] on 03-10-2012

chicken floyd will retire undefeated again if he continue to duck pacman..

Comment by WESS on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=bMak;11873113]I love it! Competition brings out the fire in everyone. I'll talk sh1t to you sparring, playing basketball, swimming or playing chess. I prefer fighters to be the same way, leave "class" to tennis players.[/QUOTE] Util after the fight. I…

Comment by bMak on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;11870720]Floyd Mayweather sh*t talking? noooooooo...[/QUOTE] I love it! Competition brings out the fire in everyone. I'll talk sh1t to you sparring, playing basketball, swimming or playing chess. I prefer fighters to be the same way, leave "class" to tennis players.

Comment by Scarab on 03-10-2012

[QUOTE=DoomCity202;11872055]there is an incredible amount of hate these days i wonder will these people feel shorted unfulfilled and devastated when Floyd retires undefeated.[/QUOTE] Didn't Floyd retired undefeated already?..... twice?:stooges:

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