Born in Chicago on Feb. 8, 1987, Henry lived in Houston, Texas and was a 4-time Texas Golden Gloves Champion, his amateur career record was 60-5.
Turning pro in 2008, Henry quickly made a name for himself and had record of 12-wins, 0-losses and 1-draw, 9 of his wins by coming by way of knockout.
His strait forward style, together with a steady jab and powerful punch were key to his success. His ability to cut-off the ring kept most of his opponents at bay and on the defensive.
We will never know how his boxing career would have ended, his life was cut way to short. He faced his cancer and fought with courage and determination, Henry fought till his last breath. He be missed and he certainly deserved more, but he played the hand he was dealt and accepted it.
Omar Henry would have been 26 next week. A goal he wanted reach, but could not achieve. Even in his final days, Henry would thank fans through his Facebook page and would stay positive, refusing to give up till the very end.
He will be missed in the boxing world, but his name will live on. If you would like to make a donation to help offset the cost to Omar and his family, please contact OmarDHenry87@gmail.com.