I'm not disputing that Timothy Bradley shows up for a fight, no denying that. But, those are the kinds of guys Manny DESTROYS. If Timmy wants to show up for a fight, great. It'll be entertaining. But, Manny hits far too hard, far too often, and will thrive on a guy being right there to hit or exchange with.
To Bradley's credit, at least he'll show up for a fight unlike Joshua Clottey and Shane Mosley.
*I still have a hard time saying Shane Mosley NOT showing up for a fight.
I'll take Manny by KO or TKO in the later rounds.
As far as the 122 lb division, it isn't a "well known" division for sure in America. It's not until you get to 126 does the main stream media generally care (and I use main stream for the lack of a better term), and not until 135 until the paydays really fall into line. However, as Flyers mentions, PR and Mexico they're huge - but also over in Japan. Some massive paydays could be had over in Japan if those champs and challengers aren't willing to fight across the pond here in North America. Otherwise, Jorge Arce is where it's at right now. Outside of him, Nonito Donaire is THE payday below 130lbs. Showtime tried, admirably, to get more notoriety to the 122lb division with their bantamweight tourny, and I think it gained them a lot, to the point where they tried with Ramos/Rigo as a mainliner.... though that bombed horribly. They should keep it going and really see where it can go with guys like Abner Mares, Joseph Agbeko, Vic, Yonnhy Perez, Nonito Donaire, Chemito Moreno, and Eric Morel.