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Omar Henry Eyes August Bout, Title Shot Down The Road

By Jake Donovan

With only two rounds fought in the previous 52 weeks heading into Saturday’s fight, Omar Henry was pleased to know he’d be fighting at least twice in the span of the next two months.

The unbeaten 154 lb. prospect looked sharp in scoring a shutout decision over Tyrone Selders on the undercard of ‘Viva Don King II’ Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL. No knockdowns were scored, but Henry won virtually every second of the fight, all while desperately getting in some rounds.

“The guy was a tough guy,” Henry (12-0, 9KO) said of his opponent after the fight, which aired live on Pursuit Channel. “He was a little overweight and took the punches better. But no excuses, I came to fight and did my thing.”

The good news for Henry is that he’ll once again get to do his thing a lot sooner than most expected. There were grumblings when it was announced last year that the brash boxer was signing with King, Many believed to be a sign that he’d get stuck on the shelf rather than develop during the early years.

It appears that the joke is on the naysayers, at least if the present blueprint holds up. Shows are being planned for August and October in the south Florida region, with a commitment for Henry to appear on both shows.

“My immediate goal is to stay active,” Henry stated after the bout, which was his second fight under the Don King Productions banner. “Don got me on three straight shows (including Saturday’s card).”

The October fight could figure to be his last of the year, though Henry plans to step it up in training by that point anyway. The way he sees it, a few more stay busy fights should ready him for prime time.

“From there, I’m looking for a title. From Canelo (Alvarez) to K-9 (Cornelius Bundrage, who fights Cory Spinks in a rematch this weekend), I’m looking at the champions. If you got a belt, I’m coming for you.”

Henry believes securing a championship in the near future is the best possible way to repay King, who signed the former amateur star a year or so after he and Top Rank parted ways. It was a big risk for a promoter who doesn’t quite have the industry pull he enjoyed for more than four decades.

Still, Henry has just as much faith in his 80-year old promoter as he does in his own ability to quickly rise to the top.

“This guy is a legend,” Henry said of King, whose decades of accomplishments were celebrated throughout the evening. “He’s been around longer than I’ve been born and still influential. We’re going to make history together. I’m taking it all the way.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter:@JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by prophetstylez on 06-29-2012

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Comment by prophetstylez on 06-29-2012

The kid Omar is good dont get me wrong...yea he has not fought no one...But to be sparring with Good fighters shows alot...and put int work...He is a champion in the making...Im looking for this blog I read where he…

Comment by AddiX on 06-25-2012

I'm tired of hearing about Omar Henry, I feel like vie been hearing about him for way to long for still hear about him fighting scrubs and demanding title shots, $, and pictures with the kardasians.

Comment by La_Vibora on 06-25-2012

On one hand I feel like he has a ways to go before a title shot, but at the same time he has sparred against some of the best fighters in the world, but then again there is a difference…

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