I got exactly less than 1 month left until my 26th birthday February 8. Hopefully I live to see it. I really have been getting a lot of support with kind words and prayers from all over the world with this battle with cancer. Thank you and I will continue to fight for us!!!!
The above quote was from light middleweight prospect Omar Henry on January 9, 2013, less than a month before his 26th birthday. And less than a month later, far too soon, he would succumb to gall bladder cancer on February 1, 2013.
Whether or not the pundits considered Henry a viable prospect in the Science, doesn't negate the fact that he was still in his prospective years in the sport of life, and questions now applied to his combined prospective status’ are now purely hypothetical, and that is sorrowful.
Though he may represent the latest line to the ledger of those lost too early in boxing, he is now a member of an unfortunate list of those fighters whose careers were cut short, prior to their prime years of promise in and out of the ring.
Along with Henry, here are several boxers whose promising careers were cut too short.