Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Omar Henry Fights For His Life, Battling Stage-4 Cancer - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  1/27/2013       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
Omar Henry Fights For His Life, Battling Stage-4 Cancer
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Jake Donovan

It wasn’t very long ago when Omar Henry craved the spotlight. His only wish nowadays is to live long enough to see his 26th birthday.

The unbeaten prospect is literally fighting for his life these days. Henry was hospitalized for gall stones in mid-November, the week of his scheduled Shobox debut against Juan Ubaldo Cabrera.

More than two months later, Henry remains hospitalized with what has grown into Stage Four gall bladder cancer. A super welterweight who regularly walks around at 175 lb. or so, Henry has shrunk down to a fragile 130 lb. as he awaits his next round of chemotherapy.

Friends surrounding the unbeaten fighter admit that “it’s not looking good for him right now, but he’s still fighting. One day at a time” as he eyes February 8, when he turns just 26 years old. Henry hopes to make it to that point, but it’s far from the only goal has he set for 2013.

“I’m coming back by the end of the year,” insists Henry (12-0-1, 9KO), whose last fight was a ten-round shutout over Tyrone Selders last June. The Chicago-born fighter – who now calls Houston home – didn’t quite take to his first attempt at chemotherapy, but is scheduled for a second treatment on Monday.

The desire to comeback appears to be a long shot, though in his mind is simply a part of his eventual journey. As long as he has moral and spiritual support, he remains confident that he can handle the rest.

“Keep praying for me. I promise, you will see me again in the ring.”

Jake Donovan is the Boxingscene.com Managing Editor, Records Keeper for Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a voting member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox. 

Tags: Omar Henry


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

Omar needs support!!
comment by whitealltrac, on 02-01-2013
Fresh from Omars FB page...... To my friends and loyal fans. I thank you all for the good wishes and prayers. As of right now my situation has got difficult for myself and my family. I am in need of everyone's support due to my financial struggle. My family is in need of any help possible. T...

comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY, on 01-28-2013
[QUOTE=mirizarr]I remember Bill mentioning that the apricot seeds had cyanide which help fight off his cancer.[/QUOTE] Yes, thats what scares people away from it but its similar to flouride in toothpaste that we brush with eevry day...flouride on its own would [U]KILL YOU[/U] if u ingested it!

comment by ElBossHogg™, on 01-28-2013
hope he gets better. probably wont box again but his health is more important.

comment by mirizarr, on 01-28-2013
[QUOTE=ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY]SOURSOP, YES!! And with Apricot it is the SEEDS...u have to grind the seeds up into powder and sprinkle them in your drink or on your food...[/QUOTE] I remember Bill mentioning that the apricot seeds had cyanide which help fight off his cancer.

comment by mirizarr, on 01-28-2013
[QUOTE=ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY]BILL Murphy from Lowell's West End Gym, YES, thats him...[/QUOTE] I remember him telling me about that. Its a damn shame the more people haven't looked into this type of treatment.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (77) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Maidana's Purse For Mayweather ...
  Frank Warren on Hall vs. Butler...
  McDonnell Aims For Fireworks on...
  Shumenov Sure He is 'Best Light...
  Klitschko's Sparring Partner: L...
  Callum Smith is Very Eager To G...
  Donaire Starts Sparring For Vet...
  John Murray: I'm Violent, I Wan...
  Adviser: Malignaggi in Line for...
  Konecny Considers Quillin Good,...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved. Material may not be replicated in any manner without the written consent of BoxingScene.com