Hatsu 2014: Now or never for Kisenosato

| Jan 12, 2014

Hatsu 2014: Now or never for Kisenosato

When he first shot through the ranks in the mid 2000s, more than a few fans and commentators had Kisenosato penciled in as a future yokozuna. And in his 13-tournament rise from jonokuchi – the lowest of sumo’s six divisions – to the sekitori ...

| Dec 2, 2013

Little-man sumo pays off for Harumafuji

It was without doubt one of the most disappointing yokozuna-yokozuna bouts in recent years. When Harumafuji’s disappointing hit-and-run technique against fellow Mongolian Hakuho on Nov. 24 gave him the championship after an action-packed 15 days, few were that impressed. Instead, rather that his sixth ...