Sabong champions and aficionados around the world gather today for the biggest event in cockfighting. Known as the Olympics of cockfighting, the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby opens today, Monday, January 29 at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum.
About 300 of the best cockfighters in the world will vie for the most prestigious derby crown, which is renowned internationally.
The schedule are as follows:
January 29, 30 and 31 – 2-cock Elims with more than 100 fights each per day
February 1, 2 and 3 – 3-cock Semis
February 4, 5 and 6 – 4-cock Finals for participants with scores of 2, 2.5, 3 and 3.5 points
February 7 – 4-cock Grand Finals for participants with scores of 4, 4.5, and 5 points
The 2018 World Slasher Cup is being supported by Excellence Poultry & Livestock Specialists, a Filipino owned company, also Manny Berbano’s PitGames Media Inc. as official media partner, Thunderbird Feeds and Petron among others.
The foreign cockfighters will be led by Ray Alexander from Alabama, Lonnie Harper from Mississippi who is known for his Mule Train Greys and Mike Formosa from California. Also part of the foreign cockfighters are Roger Roberts and Larry Whitehead from Georgia, Wilber Le Blanc and Richard Harris from Louisiana, Jorge Goita, Zaldy Sandoval and Rene Medina from California, Kini Kalawaii and Butch Cambra of Hawaii, Nathan Jumper and Looney Parks from Mississippi, Randy Hall from Texas, Owen Medina and Peter Elm from Guam, Ferdinand Macaraeg from Indonesia and Rene Penalosa from Australia, Patrick Aisbeth and Bel Almojera from Florida, Johnny Moore from Tennessee, Matthew Dunne from Alabama, James and Charles Wolf, Soan Sogianto from Indonesia, Joey Melendres and Greg Berin from Australia and Mark Salazar from Malaysia.
For the local cockfighters, Rep. Patrick Antonio, Boy Marzo, Doc Ayong Lorenzo, Biboy Enriquez, Dicky Lim, James Uy, Paolo Malvar, Eddie Aparri, Art de Castro, Vice Mayor Jubee Navarro, Denny Salazar and Joey Sy are participating in this event.
In addition, 2017 WSC triple champs Anthony Lim, Frank Berin and the Escolin Brothers are again raring for another crack of the crown. So, expect an all out war from the best and toughtest sabungeros in this year’s edition of the World Slasher Cup.
Follow the WSC official website http://worldslashercup.ph/ or the official Facebook page World Slasher Cup Official for more info, videos, photos and other updates.