Cock fighting is no less popular than sheep fighting, sometimes being even more excitable. Cocks of a special breed, specially trained for the dangerous contest, are used in the fighting. Perhaps, this is why the cock is considered by people as the boldest and proudest bird.
The cock fighting resembles in many respects a box match, consisting of a number of rounds 10 minutes long each. A match may continue until the masters agree upon a draw. Between the rounds the cocks are attended by special persons, who cool them with water and by fanning with towels, preparing the birds for the next round. If the contestants are more or less equal in strength, the match may continue for an hour or more. Other fights may end in a couple of minutes. Nowadays, the masters of the birds do not allow them to fight to death. Usually, the most active fighter is considered to have won the match.