The prestigious 2018 World Slasher Cup set

The 2017 World Slasher Cup 2 champs at the awarding ceremony last June.

The biggest international cockfighting derby, the 2018 World Slasher Cup, will kick off at the Smart Araneta Coliseum from January 29 to February 7, 2018. The preeminent derby where the world’s best breeders compete with their fiercest bloodlines, next year’s 9-cock invitational is expected to attract foreign combatants as well as local enthusiasts and even returning champions, all for the quest to be hailed victorious in what is reputed to be the toughest gamefowl event in the world.

Known as the “Olympics of Cockfighting,” the 2018 World Slasher Cup (WSC) will be a real smackdown among the finest winged-warriors. WSC 2017 first edition lone champ, Frank Berin, beat hundreds of hopefuls with his NEJ Sebastian entry. Berin was also one of the three last men standing in the WSC 2017 May edition, where his entry, Mulawin, scored a three-way victory along with Escolin Eslabon (owned by brothers Martin and Marlon Escolin), and Lucban (of owner Anthony Lim).

“All the best cocks compete here,” Berin insisted of World Slasher Cup. The two-time 2017 winner made sure that only his strongest birds entered the WSC rueda.

Former champ Joey Melendez is also among those that don’t take chances, developing his lines from birds that are former World Slasher winners. “If you want to prove how good you are, you come here to WSC,” he said. Between former champs joining to reclaim the title and other participants trying snatch it from them, WSC is slated to be the most exciting derby of all, with honor and glory at stake.

In the meantime, with only a few more months for participants to prepare, derby enthusiasts who are eager to see the biggest battle of the breeds for the covered WSC championship title can revisit 2017’s fiercest fights with the Limited Edition 15-disc 2017 World Slasher Cup DVD set that also comes with a bonus disc. The boxed set is available for now only through the SNAXX counters of Gateway Mall and the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Fans can also check out the 2018 World Slasher Cup Facebook page @WorldSlasherCupOfficial for more info and updates.