WORLD SLASHER CUP II SET ON MAY 12, 14 & 16
Riding high on the tremendous success of the 2009 World Slasher Cup I held last January which paraded a record-breaking field of 207 entries, Araneta Coliseum braces yet again for the staging of the much talked about 2009 World Slasher Cup II on May 12, 14 and 16.
The prestigious bi-annual event is presented by Araneta Center in cooperation with Thunderbird Bexan XP, Sagupaan Complexor 3000 and hosted by Pintakasi of Champions.
Composing the powerhouse cast of foreign entries are partners Wilbert LeBlanc and Richard Harris (Yellow Rose) of Louisiana, who almost bagged solo victory last January but had to settle for solo runner-up honors after losing their last fight.
The visitors will also rely on James Campbell (Osage Gamefarm) of Ohio, USA, whose Sweater and Kelso fighters won a share of the championship for the Cucamonga entry of California-based Pinoy cocker Jorge Torres and former Davao Congressman Claude Baustista.
Also expected are WSC regulars Ray Alexander of Alabama, Roger Roberts of Georgia and Mike Formosa of Hawaii. To provide ample firepower are Richard McCormick of Canada, 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 & Kiana Borovies of Hawaii, Jorge "Goy" Goitia of California, Arthur Rhodes of Tennessee among others.
An influx of balikbayan entries are also in the offing, inspired by the championship wins of the Chicago-based group of Martin Barla, Joe Carcillar, Robert Te and Rolly Gabon with their MJRG entry, and the Spoiled Sa Amo bet of California-nestled Rodel Costales, in partnership with Benson Chua.
Since its launch in 1969, the World Slasher Cup continues to be the biggest crowd-drawer in the cockfighting world. Known internationally as the “Olympics of Cockfighting,” the World Slasher Cup is held twice each year at the Araneta Coliseum: January and May. It is billed, and rightly so, as “the biggest cockfighting event in the world.”
All those intending to join are encouraged to make their reservations early thru Boy San Pedro or Dong Lamoste at 911-2928 or 911-3101 loc. 8361 or 8351.
For more information, log on to www.aranetacoliseum.com and www.ticketnet.com.ph