2018 World Slasher Cup: rumble starts Monday, Jan. 29

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2018 world slasher cup 9-cock invitational derby

The 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby will begin on Monday, Jan. 29 with more than 300 entries compete at the historic and air-conditioned Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The World Slasher Cup, known as the ‘Olympics of Cockfighting’ began in the early ‘60s and became an international phenomenon starting in 1988.

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Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the 10-day super cockfest that runs until Feb. 7 has attracted local and international champions.

The 2018 World Slasher Cup’s main sponsors are Excellence Poultry & Livestock Specialist, along with PitGames Media Inc. of Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Berbano as media partner, B–MEG, Thunderbird, Petron and Warhawk.

In a classy press conference in Novotel Manila-Araneta Center’s Versailles Tent today, returning World Slasher Cup champions will be introduced to the public: Frank Berin, Anthony Lim and the Escolin Brothers.

With the 2017 Binibining Pilipinas Queens in attendance, the traditional Pitting of the Birds will highlight today’s event.

Meanwhile, foreign contenders include the durable Ray Alexander of Alabama, a consistent World Slasher Cup participant; Lonnie Harper of Mississippi, who is famous for his Mule Train Greys; and Mike Formosa of California.

Other foreign participants are from the US (Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, as well as Guam and Hawaii); Indonesia, Vietnam; Malaysia; and Australia.

Cockfighting aficionados are advised to come early for the grand opening on Monday (confirmed more than 100 fights).

For patron and box tickets, please visit Ticketnet Box Office, Yellow Gate, Araneta Coliseum Circle NW Quadrant, Araneta Center, Quezon City; or call 9115555 for more info.

Please visit the World Slasher Cup official website or follow the World Slasher Cup 2018 official Facebook page for updates, information, videos and other content. — Press Release/Araneta Group, The Sabong Chronicles

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