THE TANDEM of Hawaiian Howard Inafuku and Thunderbird Sabongnation leader Sonny Lagon garnered four wins apiece for each of their two entries to lead today’s championship of the 2013 World Slasher Cup 8-Cock Invitational Derby.
Only the undefeated entries will compete for the title.
“No one blinks,” says Smart Araneta Coliseum’s pit manager Dong Lamoste, adding that each fight is important because just one loss will kill hopes for a title.
Tonight’s ultimate battle will be a 60-fight face-off between 19 4-pointers and 11 with 3.5 points.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the 7-day derby is sponsored by B-Meg, Sagupaan, Thunderbird Romoxtyl and Supremo.
Another Thunderbird Team standout, three-time Slasher champion Rey Briones (RTF Spartans Palawan), eyeing a fourth WSC title.
Championship hopefuls include 4-pointers Ampil brothers/EYB & Lakpue (EYB Air Assualt Lakpue – 1), Mayor Glen Eduarte (G.E. Tayum), Biboy Enriquez (Firebird Gamefarm), Allan Siaco & Mario Villamor (AS Phoenix WRN), Peter Elm (Gameboy), Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan Mite Free), Sonny/Rudy/Conrad (Oribello Brothers Gamefarm), Felix Gatchalian (SF Archers Balite) and Vergil Intino/ADDRS (Taligaman Warbird/LDI).
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OTHER 4-POINTERS: Boy Marzo (BM SabongCh. Com), Gerry Ramos (AAO Hitchcock), Itoy & Boyet Sison with Gov. Plaza (EP Roosterville GF BAN), Zaldy Sandoval (Lucky Charm), Gov. Gerry Espina (Mt. Panamao), Rudy Albano (Mulawin) and Felix Gatchalian (SF Archers Balite); 3-POINTERS: Rhemy Medrano/Totong (Anonymous), James Uy/Harold Ramos (JU Tiffany), Boy Tanyag/Jun Lipnica (Kap JunLip CRB Farm MJ Combine), Anthony (Lucban – 1), Rene Adao & Rene Medina(Lucky Chances RDA), Larry Rubinos (LYR Gamefarm-2), Dicky Lim (QSL EPG Winslet Bulik), Tony Marfori (Swing TM JR), Nene Araneta (Thunderbird – IV), Boy Lechon/Manny Licup/Ting Ariosa (Manny L. Gray JDLS and Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan Winning Line).