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Omar Henry Moves Up To 160, Now Facing Cabrera

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.—Don King’s Omar “El Boricua” Henry (12-0-1, 9 KOs), from Oakland, Calif., will fight at 160 pounds when he faces World Boxing Association No. 15-ranked middleweight Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (20-0, 14 KOs), from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a main event battle of unbeatens on ShoBox: The New Generation (live at 11 p.m. ET/PT, on SHOWTIME, delayed on the West Coast) set for Friday, Nov. 16 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The four fighters appearing on SHOWTIME-televised doubleheader are currently undefeated.  In the co-featured main event, lightweight Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (13-0, 10 KOs), from Miami, will face Juan “Johnny” Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs), from Holland, Mich.  Both matches are scheduled for 10 rounds.

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $100 and $200 are on sale and can be purchased online at www.gulfstreampark.com or by calling the Gulfstream Park box office at (954) 457-6201.

Henry, 25, has long been considered one of the top prospects in boxing.  A proud Puerto Rican, he compiled a stellar amateur record of 60-5.  The promising Henry is on the verge of realizing the greatness that so many have predicted for him.

Cabrera defeated future pro world champion Jean Pascal and Yordenis Despigne in the amateurs and also participated in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic games representing the Dominican Republic.  Now 33 years of age with a perfect record, Cabrera will face the toughest challenge to date against the talented Henry.

In the co-feature, Santana and Garcia will both be risking their perfect records—both are 13-0—In the lightweight scrap.

Santana was a two-time national champion in Cuba before defecting to Miami to follow his girlfriend, Anay, and dreams of winning a world championship.  Now married to her, Santana is closing in on his first world-title shot.  At 24, he has developed to the point where he has stopped his last six opponents in four rounds or less.  In his last appearance, Santana earned his best win against a quality opponent, world-class contender Justin Savi, who he dispatched with a third round technical knockout on June 23.

Garcia seeks to spoil Santana’s rags-to-riches story.  No stranger to facing undefeated prospects, Garcia defeated William Jackson (10-0-1) last year.  On March 23 he scored a shocking upset over highly touted Cuban Yordenis Ugas, who was 11-0 before they met.

Sunshine State Showdown is promoted by Don King Productions.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  A full undercard will be presented.  Henry vs. Cabrera and Santana vs. Garcia will be televised on ShoBox: The Next Generation live beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) on SHOWTIME.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by eurochamp on 11-08-2012

This guy's career is at a stand still seems like he is more or a sparring partner.

Comment by RingsideReport on 11-08-2012

Thought this kid fell off the take of the earth, what happened?

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 11-08-2012

[QUOTE=.WaRCoTTo.;12674673]First he was Omar "OH!" Henry.....[/QUOTE] now that he vacated, I've found my **** name.

Comment by oc9979 on 11-08-2012

I think I might be going to this fight.

Comment by cotto#1p4p on 11-08-2012

I think he can make 147, I thought @ 154 he was just a blown up welter, at 160......

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