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Henry dies after brief illness

Boxing prospect Omar Henry lost his fight for life after succumbing to gallbladder cancer on Friday morning.

The 25-year-old American had been keeping his fans updated on social network throughout his short illness.

And the Chicago-born fighter posted up what turned out to be his final message to fans on 28 January.

He said: "To all my friends and loyal fans I want to inform you all that I am fighting the fight of my life against a disease known as gallbladder cancer.

"While lm in this current state I am fighting with my family by my side and I will not go down for the count.

"I am a champion who has chosen to fight not just for myself but for those whose faith is believing in what you can't see and I will continue to fight and fight and fight until I knock this sickness out."