Re: Wilfredo Gomez ATG if no Light Featherweight division?
Yeah, he could've made bantam.
But if he had to fight at feather? No, probably not an ATG.
Jiro Watanabe, Khaosai Galaxy and Ricardo Lopez all suffer from not fighting in one of the matinee divisions. Lopez's light fly tenure was not in the stacked era that made that division a necessity in the 70s and 80s. The first two would not have been the top bantam if they'd move up in their own time IMO.
Look at Canto. Didn't have the luxury of light fly for most of his career, let alone straw. Still talented enough to be one of the greatest flyweights of all time. Being te greatest straw weight means jack ****.