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Terunofuji could be sumo's next yokozuna

by Mark Buckton

On the back of his first ever Emperor’s Cup victory on Sunday, Wednesday morning saw sekiwake Terunofuji promoted to sumo’s second rank of ozeki. Aged just 23, and in just his 25th career tournament to date he is the first sekitori born in the current Heisei-era (1989 — ) to ...

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

May 24, 2015

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

Sekiwake Terunofuji defeated Aoiyama and captured his first career title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, thanks in part to a late meltdown by yokozuna and fellow Mongolian Hakuho. With the 23-year-old Terunofuji having taken care of his Bulgarian opponent to score ...

Hakuho loses sole lead

May 23, 2015

Hakuho loses sole lead

Sumo Ozeki Kisenosato stunned Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Saturday to set up an interesting finish to the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho powered forward in the day’s penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, but Kisenosato, so often a thorn in Hakuho’s side in the past, ...

Hakuho takes sole lead

May 22, 2015

Hakuho takes sole lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came roaring back from a shock defeat to beat ozeki Kotoshogiku on Friday and seize sole possession of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with two rounds of bouts remaining. Overnight co-leader Kaisei lost for the second day in ...

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

May 21, 2015

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho squandered the chance to seize sole possession of the lead with a shock defeat to ozeki Goeido at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Overnight co-leader Kaisei suffered his second loss of the tournament at the hands of fellow maegashira ...

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

May 20, 2015

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho remained firmly on course for a seventh consecutive title with a stylish win over sekiwake Terunofuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Winner of a record 34 career titles, the Mongolian timed his decisive move to perfection in the ...

Hakuho remains on path for another title

May 19, 2015

Hakuho remains on path for another title

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed in the lead two-thirds of the way through the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, making quick work of No. 4 maegashira Tokushoryu on Tuesday. In their first career meeting, Hakuho bulldozed Tokushoryu (5-5) out of the ring in the bat of an ...

May 18, 2015

Harumafuji loses share of lead after upset loss

The leaderboard at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament got a little less congested Monday, on the ninth day of action, with three of the overnight co-leaders falling to losses. Yokozuna Harumafuji was the biggest casualty, going down to fifth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi (3-6), while there ...

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

May 17, 2015

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

Idle Hakuho was gifted a seventh win and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji also stayed in the leading pack after barging out Ichinojo at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history with 34 career titles, had the ...

Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

May 16, 2015

Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji both emerged unscathed on a day of upsets in the upper ranks Saturday to stay tied for the lead heading into the second week of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tournament favorite Hakuho, gunning for a 35th title, and ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

May 15, 2015

Hakuho, Harumafuji capture share of lead

The Mongolian yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji both posted handsome victories to move into a share of the lead on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho and Harumafuji improved to 5-1 and rejoined the front-running pack after overnight ...

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

May 14, 2015

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

The yokozuna duo of Harumafuji and Hakuho remained one win back of the leaders on Thursday, the fifth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who is seeking his seventh consecutive title and 35th career Emperor’s Cup, improved to 4-1 when he salvaged ...