The first day of the 3-cock semi-finals of this year’s World Slasher Cup 2 Invitational 9-Cock Derby is happening on June 2, Thursday, at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum for entries that scored flawless wins in the elimination round.
Among the top cockers battling it out in the semi-finals are defending champion TJ Marquez, Engr. Rhemy Medrano, Antonio Celedio Jr., Nene Araneta, Caloy Colanding, Gov. Ito Ynares, Jun Gabriel, KGWD Man/ Dr. Lapena, Bimbo/Dr. Lapena, Danilo Garcia/Pando Lopez, Replica/Weind, PT/Francis Bagang, Bobby Torres/Lowell Kaw, Bong/Ronald Espino, Nyok/Tony/Engr. Canlas, BP, Robert Gaza, and Norman Bengco, all with 2-0 records each after the elimination round.
Rudy Reyes, Joemell Tanjuakio, St. Joseph, Paul Rodriguez, and Ronald Del Rosario will also move on to the semi-finals after scoring 1.5 points in the elimination round. Other fighters with 1-1 records each will also advance to the semi-finals after surviving the 2-cock elimination round.
The winners of the semi-finals will move on to the four-cock pre-finals and grand finals on June 6 wherein a new World Slasher Cup champion will be crowned.
This year’s World Slasher Cup has a total of 175 entries. Meanwhile, there are 82 fights scheduled for the second day of the elimination round on Wednesday night.
Fans who wish to witness the action live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum may get their tickets at Ticketnet or at www.worldslashercup.ph.
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