World-class cockfighting takes the limelight again at the historic Araneta Coliseum on May 12, 14 and 16 as the internationally-recognized and most respected competition of game fowls - the World Slasher Cup, again rewrites cockfighting history with a fitting conclusion to a record-breaking year when the biannual event first broke the 200-participant mark.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions powered by Thunderbird Bexan-XP – the official B-complex injectable, the bi-annual derby organized by
“The best cocks in the world are fought here,” Jorge Araneta, the host and driving force behind the prestigious event, once remarked. “We have elevated cockfighting to the level of importance that it deserves. Winning this event is like being champion of the world. It’s the world series of cockfighting.”
Tomorrow’s opener will line up more than 100 exciting matches with the first pair of protagonists set to enter the ring at 2:00 p.m. Leading the elite list of competitors are defending champions Thunderbird-powered MJRG group of Rolly Gabon, Martin Barla, Joe Carcillar and Robert Te, Spoiled Sa Amo of Rodel Costales and Benson Chua, and Cucamonga of Jorge Torres and Claude Bautista. The three reigning victors are determined to do a rare repeat, a feat which has been elusive in the almost 40-year history of the World Slasher Cup.
The locals are led by Nene Araneta with his Thunderbird entry, , , Jezry Palmares, Otic Geroso, Joe Laureno, Eddie Araneta and Thunderbird Winning Team standouts Sonny Lagon Boy Marzo, Rey Briones, Boy Lechon, Dicky Lim, Cito Alberto and Honey Yu.
Composing the powerhouse cast of foreign entries are defending solo runner-up Wilbert LeBlanc and Richard Harris of Louisiana, Richard McCormick of Canada, Roger Roberts of Georgia, Chuck Berry of Oklahoma with his sinibalang fighters, Brad Padgette of Oregon, Damon Yorkman of Kentucky, Karl Casco of Hawaii, Thomas Mischkus of Germany, Brian Corkren of Alabama and Kiana Borovies of Hawaii, Mike Formosa of Hawaii, Jorge "Goy" Goitia of California, Arthur Rhodes of Tenessee and Ray Alexander of Alabama.WATCH OUT FOR :
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