In what for most has really come out of left field, rising star Omar Henry passed away after battling Cancer. He was 25 years old. This was written from his family on his Facebook page:
To all of Omar’s loyal fans and friends today Omar has made peace with our savior God and joined him in heaven. Thank you all for your prayers and support. And please let’s continue the name Omar Henry because that’s what he would want
Omar was signed to Don King Promotions after being with Top Rank for two years. He got a chance to spar Floyd Mayweather in preparation for Mayweather’s match with Miguel Cotto, who ironically was Henry’s idol.