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Omar Henry Potentially Out From ShoBox Showcase

By Jake Donovan

The main event of this Friday’s Shobox telecast is in jeopardy, as Omar Henry might be forced to withdraw from his showdown with Juan Ubaldo Cabrera in Miami, Florida.

The unbeaten middleweight prospect is rumored to be suffering from gallstones. His team is seeking a second opinion, while hoping that a full night’s rest – and perhaps the wonders of modern medicine – will allow him to proceed with the bout.

“It doesn’t look good right now, but we’re treating it as a precautionary measure and hoping for better news in the next 24 hours,” cited an insider from Henry’s camp. “It could just be something that internal medicine can heal and he can move forward with the fight.”

The 25-year old Henry (12-0-1, 9KO) was viewed as one of the sport’s most promising future stars upon turning pro in 2008. However, an affinity for the glamorous life and difference of opinion with his handlers at the time helped slam the brakes on any progress he enjoyed.

Inactivity has since plagued his career, before signing with Don King last year. He only has two fights to show for it, one of which was a technical draw when a headbutt cut short his planned stay busy fight against Lester Gonzalez after just two rounds last December.

Henry turned in an impressive showing this past June, pitching a 10-round shutout against Tyrone Selders on a card in which several dedications and tributes were made to his Hall-of-Fame promoter. The bout aired live on Wealth TV, with this Friday to serve as his second straight television appearance should he heal in time to proceed with the fight.

The main event has already changed face since the show was first announced. Henry was originally scheduled to face James de la Rosa, before Cabrera (20-0, 14KO) was brought in as a replacement. The revised pairing gave the Showtime telecast a night of unbeaten fighters, with Angelo Santana (13-0, 10KO) squaring off against Juan Garcia (13-0, 8KO) in the televised co-feature.

No word has been given on a contingency plan should Henry be forced to withdraw. Representatives from Showtime did not return phone calls seeking comment.

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 STAX ON DECK on 11-15-2012

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg™;12702076]Is this fight still going on? wanted to watch it but haven't hear any official word after this annoucement.[/QUOTE] nice sig idiot u made that #worldstar refernce first and a bunch of other racist sterotypes. then i simply stated that…

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 11-15-2012

Is this fight still going on? wanted to watch it but haven't hear any official word after this annoucement.

Comment by STAX ON DECK on 11-15-2012

[QUOTE=avnikuka;12702063]You all don't know what your talking about, Omar Henry could scrap. Bottom line, he can scrap very well.[/QUOTE] its no surprise at the dudes hatin on him

Comment by avnikuka on 11-15-2012

You all don't know what your talking about, Omar Henry could scrap. Bottom line, he can scrap very well.

Comment by jrboxing on 11-15-2012

This guy a joke. He needs to get off of twitter and TMZ and work on his craft. Baby Cotto? My Ass! I love that this kid thinks he is Puerto Rican. You ain't Puerto Rican *****!:nono:

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