Right after the historic 2009 World Slasher Cup 8-Cock International Derby, that closed with an entry with only 6.5 points winning solo championship again after 13 years or 26 World Slasher Cup editions, the mammoth Araneta Coliseum will be the focus of the Philippine cockfighting community when boxing pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao presents the best and the finest cockfighters in the country with his “Pacman Prestige Cup” One-Day 5-Cock Derby.
With an entry fee of P110,000 and a minimum bet requirement of P55,000, the rare cocking event is expected to be a true test of speed, power and fighting style for the entered fightingcocks, but also a real test of nerves for the participants.
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All competing gamebirds must weigh within the limits of 1.900 – 2.450 kgs. and submission of weights is set on the eve of the derby, May 25 from 2-10 p.m.
Among the early confirmed entries are those of Chavit Singson, Wackee Salud of
“This one I have to see”, says Fred Canumay who was a witness to the grandeur of the former Teresa Square Garden during the ‘70s, where the firsts “Battle of the Giants” took place with the most popular cockers of that time that includes the James Chiongbian, Ricardo Silverio, Rudy Velayo, Peping Lanuza, Jesse Cabalza and Sergio Ching among others.
“Labanan ng matatapang itong Pacquiao derby kaya kung mahina-hina ang loob mo, ‘wag ka ng sumali”, Canumay also commented.