The global cockfighting scene is about to liven up once again as the much-awaited World Slasher Cup (WSC) is set to return to its home — the Smart Araneta Coliseum – on Jan. 26 until Feb. 1.
Known as the “Olympics of Cockfighting,” the WSC is an annual event that gathers cockfighters and breeders from all over the world and brings them under one roof, where they get to showcase the best of the best when it comes to the well-beloved sport.
This year’s derby will be spread out across seven days: the two-cock elimination round will be held on Jan. 26 and 27, while the three-cock semi-finals will take place on Jan 28 and 29. Meanwhile, the four-cock pre-finals will take place on Jan. 31 and the much anticipated four-cock grand finals will be take place on Feb. 1.
As always, fans can expect thrilling matchups at the first edition of this year’s derby, as some of the most prominent and well-established cockfighting names from within and outside the country are about to battle it out for the ultimate title.
“We are very excited to welcome fans of cockfighting back to the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the WSC. Since it was first held in 1963, the WSC has always been held at the Big Dome, and cockfighting fans have been watching the spectacle unfold here for almost four decades,” said Irene L. Jose, COO of Uniprom.
“But more than that, cockfighting is a sport that is deeply rooted in Filipino tradition, and the WSC is, in a way, a celebration of this very important aspect of our culture,” Irene L. Jose added.