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Omar Henry pulls out of ShoBox fight due to gallstones

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Omar Henry has had to withdraw from his ShoBox fight due to an issue with gallstones. Angelo Santana vs. Juan Garcia is now the main event of the card.

Omar Henry was scheduled to meet Juan Ubaldo Cabrera this Saturday night on Showtime's ShoBox broadcast, his second opponent following James De La Rosa pulling out of the original bout. However, Omar has now had to pull out of the bout due to an issue with gallstones.

Via Dan Rafael at ESPN:

"Omar is in the hospital for gallstones at the Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale," Don King Productions vice president Alan Hopper said. "He arrived in Florida on Tuesday. He said he went for a jog, felt pain and returned to the hotel and said a friend said his eyes looked yellow, so he went to the emergency room. He's under observation. I spoke to him from the hospital. He was medicated and a little loopy, but upset about the fight. It's not good at all."

In a statement, Henry said, "I went for a run and began to experience strong pains. I went to the hospital. There is no way I can fight."

As someone who has dealt with gallstones in the past, they suck and the idea of trying to box with the severity of pain that can be caused is crazy. So Henry having to pull out makes plenty of sense.

Angelo Santana (13-0, 10 KOs) vs Juan Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs) has been promoted to the main event of the ShoBox card with Joey "Twinkle Fingers" Hernandez (22-1-1, 13 KOs) vs James Winchester (15-5, 5 KOs) moved from the untelevised undercard to the broadcast opening fight.