04.12.05 - By Jim Amato: George Horowitz, the CEO of Everlast Worldwide Inc. recently passed away. I recall receiving the company's fine merchandise catalogs and always in the first few pages were photos of Mr. Horowitz. He would smiling and posing with famous fighters. Sure he was promoting his products but there always seemed to be something very genuine about George..
I've always heard nothing but good things about George Horowitz. He was very respected within the boxing community and he will be missed. God bless.
Mr. Horowitz succumbed to kidney cancer. I have seen this terrible disease first hand. I lost my mother to liver cancer in 1990. In 1991 I lost a very good friend to throat cancer after a long and courageous fight. Very recently my fiance successfully turned back breast cancer. Early detection was the key. Breast cancer is a leading killer of women today over forty. Please try to emphasize to your mother, sister, wife, daughter, etc...to go in for their yearly check ups. It truly is the difference between life and death.