Slasher Cup 2nd leg all set

Published May 28, 2022, 4:23 PM

by Reynald I. Magallon

The 2022 World Slasher Cup is all set for its second leg from May 31 to June 6 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The second installment of what is dubbed as the “Olympics of Cockfighting” is expected to attract the big names in the field including breeders and cockers from other countries like the United States, Kuwait, and Indonesia.

The seven-day event will feature a two-cock elimination round in its first two days before the three-cock semis fires off on June 2 and 3.

The derby will take a two-day break before going on with the much-anticipated four-cock pre-finals and grand finals on June 6.

“We are excited to once again welcome cockfighting enthusiasts and our cockers and breeders from every corner of the globe for the second World Slasher Cup this year. We promise them an enjoyable time as they feel the excitement of world-class derby matches. This is an event that they won’t want to miss,” said WSC Derby Office head and Smart Araneta Coliseum’s pit manager Dong Lamoste.

Among the names expected to blaze the cockpit arena is TJ Marquez who ruled the first edition with an impressive 8-1 record.

The matches will observe the traditional 9-cock derby format although bettors inside the venue will be provided a kiosk for betting and an online portal for betting which can only be accessed through smartphones inside the venue.