The World Slasher Cup is held twice annually in the mecca of sports and entertainment, the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and is considered by enthusiasts and champions alike as the Holy Grail of cockfighting. Known to its participants and aficionados as the “Olympics of Cockfighting,” the World Slasher Cup has elevated cockfighting from being a Filipino pastime and a pre-Spanish heritage into a true gentleman’s sport.

Since it started in 1963 at the Araneta Coliseum, the World Slasher Cup has become the biggest, most prestigious international cock derby that attracts the best breeders and cock fighters from the Philippines and around the world. Through the years, well-known breeders and cockers worldwide have gathered in Manila's iconic arena to vie for a championship title. Legends such as Mike Formosa of Hawaii, Ray Alexander of Texas, and Pinoy champions Patrick Antonio, Ed Apari, and Biboy Enriquez have all been part of the cup's action-packed history.