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3 share top honors in ‘Slasher 2’

American Frank Berin (Mulawin) shared the limelight with two local bets in Tonton Lim (Lucban) and Escolin and Eslabon brothers (Escolin Eslabon) in the “2017 World Slasher Cup 2’’ Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Watched by more than 9,000 cockfighting enthusiasts, the three tallied similar 8-1 records in the event backed by Thunderbird, Petron, and Filipino-owned company Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists.

Escolin Eslabon piled up eight consecutive wins before losing to Balete Eco Farm (Hennie) of Peter Alsosa in the 48th fight.

Berin, the WSC 1 champ, outlasted Rep. Kulit Alcala (VJA Khulit CC Combine 2) in the last fight while Lim suffered his only loss in the seventh fight.

Finishing second were Doc Ayong Lorenzo and Dante Hinlo,whose DVH EDL Excellence entry posted 7.5 points highlighted by a 15-second victory over Temecula Creek.

Those with seven wins: Rep. Patrick Antonio ( Sagupaan T2S 500 and AEJ Gamefarm Sagupaan Superfeeds ), Alcala ( VJA Khulit CC Combine 2), James Uy and Raymond Calderon ( JU San Jose ) and Amante Capuchino (ARC Oliver 1).

With six points: VJA Khulit CC 3, Roan AVM Diamond, 671 Firebird Uppercut, Casa Juan Resort, JMC Fortuna, SAP AV Masigasig,North Harbor Pier 15 RCA.