Some breeders would slow down in their seventies, but not Mayor Juancho Aguirre. “From the time I started to this day, I still enjoy breeding. It keeps me entertained,” he smiles indulgently. And from the looks of it, he will be entertained for a long time to come. It was the year 1962 when Mayor Juancho went into the hobby. What Mayor Juancho Aguirre has achieved as a breeder in the last four decades is nothing short of masterful. There is no name as massively popular among breeders as Mayor Juacho’s. He is constantly voted by peers as one of the best in the Philippines cockfighting industry and his skills are never questioned. He seems to be friends with everyone, and not just on a superficial level. In many stories of encounters with him, brief they may be, he appears to be a pleasant guy and one to make himself available to almost anyone who seeks his help. His knowledge of breeding is deep but he does not rub it in anybody’s face like a high-profile celebrity. Although of course, in our industry, he is a huge celebrity. If anything, he is a supersize personage minus the supersize ego. And just for that, you gotta love this man.