Jeeso this thread went to ****. @Dubblechin, why so obtuse? It's not difficult to get the idea of ACTIVE fighter. Whilst there were rumours that Pac was gonna fight Crawford, he was gonna fight Mikey - then obviously the announcement that he was fighting Spence happened, I assume that Manny was removed from the TBRB BEFORE this fight was announced. At that point, when a fighter is inactive and UNRATED, then of course they have to fight again to be rated again. Tough titty, be more active!!! There were also plenty of rumours that Pac was gonna retire too... Maybe, the only thing I would suggest that is pertinent, is whether a fighter shows INTENT to be ACTIVE? In this case, Wilder could be argued as being active because the fight with Fury has been scheduled and confirmed. Of course it might be delayed due to Covid, but IMO that could easily be argued as different to Manny's inactivity - his fight with Thurman is coming up for 24 months old, and the intent to fight Spence was 22 months - which is still a heck of a long time to be rated without earning it. If I was on a ratings board, I personally would be arguing very strongly for higher activity - e.g. Canelo regardless of any other stuff I might not like about him, he get's extra 'rating juice' because he is fighting regularly; like 2-3 times a year! Not total throwback but much better than the 1 fighte every 18 months that seems to be the norm these days! Personally I'd say that if a fighter didn't have at LEAST one fight in a calendar 12 months, then they should be excluded from the pool of fighters to rate in a division at any given time. I'd probably go even further and say there should not be any longer than 6-9 months for the intent to be active, by having a fight scheduled / announced. How many times did Mayweather "retire", when folks knew he would come back? Inactivity / fake retirement or whatever, if you are not properly active, then it simply penalizes other fighters who are IMO. I'm not a big fan of the whole 'champion in recess' thing either, but obviously there can be real extenuating circumstances there and for bona fide champions, these should be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.