The World Boxing Association (WBA) made the official presentation of the book “Todos somos culpables” (We Are All Guilty) by Colombian author Alberto Agámez, which recounts the life and career of fighter Tomás Molinares.
Through an online press conference, in which Agámez, WBA President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, and referee Joe Cortez participated, the book, that can be obtained digitally in Amazon and physically in the future, was presented.
More than 30 journalists had the opportunity to ask questions about the 100-page book and about the research conducted to tell the story of a man who had to struggle with different psychological episodes affecting his career. This besides focusing on his fight against Marlon Starling and the controversial blow right before the bell that gave him the WBA Welterweight World Title in 1988.
Agámez talked about how he got the book started and his motives. He said that in Colombia there is a belief that Molinares was a bad guy, but very few know about the genetic problems he had to face, and his true personality. That was the reason that lead him to write this book.
President Mendoza thanked Agámez for his work in favor of the sport and was pleased to support such a necessary project like the one presented on Wednesday. He also appreciated the presence of historic Joe Cortez.
The referee expressed that this fight left its mark on him but that 32 years later he is still satisfied with his decision, and with the support the WBA gave him at the time, and said that if he were to experience a similar situation again, his decision would be the same.
Agámez’ book comes to tell a story that many do not know and that will allow them to draw conclusions much closer to reality about one of the great heroes of Colombian boxing, Tomás Molinares.