Originally Posted by ELHURACAN58
I thought gatekeepers where the guys that couldnt even get matches against champs, and would lose or expose every prospect on the rise.
Guys like Judah, Cotto, etc. are still only losing against top level champs, once they start losing to prospects or even other contenders then they start becoming gatekeepers.
Carlos Quintana for example is a true gatekeeper now.
This is exactly what a gatekeeper is. Quintana, Corley, Johnson[now], Bailey, Katsidis, Spinks, Mayorga, Mosley[now] etc, are gatekeepers.
People mentioning Cotto, Judah, Maidana, Berto, Bika don't even know what a gatekeeper is and they need to stop. If these guys are gatekeepers then the only good fighters are top 3 fighters of a weight class, and that is just so ridiculously false that it's not even funny and I have to question every single person's knowledge of boxing in this thread. You mention lower tier top 10 fighters and call them gatekeepers, we already have a problem in boxing then...mentioning top 5 fighters of a weight class and calling them gatekeepers, go watch another sport, please.