Originally Posted by -Kev-
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.
If Quintana comes out of retirement then he's a gatekeeper.
People here are mentioning fighters that are still getting championship fights. Those fighters are most definitely not gatekeepers.