7-Cock Derby Lone Champion: Pacquiao Team Wins 2017 Gamefowl Expo

Boxing Legend and now Senator Manny Pacquiao rewrote history books once again when his team, the Manny Gamefowl Farm, stood as the lone champion in the 7-cock derby at the 2017 World Gamefowl Expo. The show was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum from March 28 to 30, 2017.

More than 230 high-profile breeders from around the world participated in the 3-day event, where 718 fights were recorded.

Pacquiao and his team brought 7 fighting cocks from his General Santos City farm. All birds won, but 3 were pronounced dead after their respective fights.

According to the fight organizer, this is the first time in history of international 7-cock derby to have only a single champion. Pacquiao and his team took home the guaranteed P5 million, excluding their wins in each fight which believed to be more than 1.5 million.

There were four second prize winners who divided the P3-million prize money. The four winners include a team from United States, a team from Colombia, one from Iloilo, and one from Bacolod.

The World Gamefowl Expo is an international cockfighting championship held every year since 1987. One the 1992 and 1997 fights were held outside the Philippines.

Breeders from Bacolod City and the whole Negros Island have the highest winning records of 18, followed by breeders from Iloilo with 5. Pacquiao is the second breeder from Mindanao to grab the championship, next to Lencio Valdez Farm in Davao City, who shared a championship with Abello Farm in Bacolod on 2001.

Cockfighting is the favorite past time in the Philippines so there is no wonder why Pacquiao is indulged in such popular blood sport. /Andy Turion/Disclaimer: Contributed articles does not reflect the view of Okd2.com. This website cannot guarantee the legitimacy of some of the information contributed to us. You may do additional research if you find some information doubtful. No part of this article maybe reproduced without permission from this website.


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