The much-awaited 2016 World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock Invitational Derby takes center stage at the Smart Araneta Coliseum starting Today, May 26, as a fitting sequel to the record-setting 2016 World Slasher Cup-1 last January, with 410 registered entries.
The first set of competitors, composed of an estimated 135 foreign and local entries, collide against each other at 10 a.m.
The powerhouse homegrown team will parade a line-up of world champions such as reigning 2016 World Slasher Cup-1 victors Blue Blade Farm led by Engr. Sonny Lagon, and Phoenix II comprised of Mario Villamor, Ed Apari and Atty. Art de Castro.
Atty. Denny Salazar, one of the champions from the 2015 World Slasher Cup-2, also guns for a back-to-back championship in what is known as the “Olympics of Cockfighting.”
Also participating are 2014 WSC-2 champions Eddie Bong Plaza and Arjay Mea; January 2015 solo champ AAO Hyper B-12 owned by Gerry Ramos and Noel Jarin, who have split their entries for this derby; three-time champions Rey Briones, Dicky Lim, and Patrick Antonio; regular participants and former champs Nene Araneta, Vergil ‘Ali’ Intino, and Ito Ynares; and a lot more.
The derby’s second edition brings foreign participants from USA, Australia, and Indonesia to the Big Dome. American delegates include Slasher contenders Ray Alexander, Damon Yorkman, and Greg Berin, among others.
The 2016 World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock Invitational Derby continues Friday as the second half of the participants go on a head-on collision. The 2-cock semi-finals are set on May 28 and 29. On May 30 and 31, those with scores of 2, 2.5 and 3 points, will slug it in the 4-cock pre-finals.
Sponsored by Thunderbird, B-Meg, Petron, Red Bull, with media partners Manila Broadcasting Corporation, the 4-cock grand finals take center stage on June 1 wherein all undefeated entries with scores of 3.5 or 4 points will face off for the championship.