Sep 17, 2013

Hakuho cruises to easy victory over Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho scuttled rank-and-filer Shohozan’s aspirations of another giant kill with one fatal shot to remain undefeated after three days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji (2-1), meanwhile, got back on the winning track after suffering a loss to Shohozan the ...

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Sep 16, 2013

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Hakuho gave Ikioi a clinic in the art of the flash finish, but fellow yokozuna Harumafuji hit a stumbling block with his first defeat, at the hands of rank-and-filer Shohozan, on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who ...

Sep 2, 2013

Hakuho aiming to win fourth consecutive title

Gunning for his 27th career title, Mongolian firebrand Hakuho heads up the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the third tournament in a row as the Japan Sumo Association announced the rankings Monday for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. Hakuho is seeking ...

Harumafuji wins sumo exhibition in Jakarta

Aug 25, 2013

Harumafuji wins sumo exhibition in Jakarta

Yokozuna Harumafuji won a two-day exhibition sumo tournament in Jakarta, the sport’s first-ever showcase in Southeast Asia. Harumafuji deployed an overarm throw to beat ozeki Kakuryu in the semifinals before disposing of rival yokozuna Hakuho with a frontal force-out in the final at the ...

Kisenosato wins again

May 24, 2013

Kisenosato wins again

Ozeki Kisenosato pulled out the heavy artillery to beat yokozuna Harumafuji to remain spotless with his 12th consecutive win at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho was poetry in motion as he grilled ozeki Kakuryu and the pair continued on a collision ...

Hakuho flattens Aran to kick off second week

May 20, 2013

Hakuho flattens Aran to kick off second week

Hakuho kicked off the second week of action with another swashbuckling win to keep his unblemished record intact, mowing down Russian Aran at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The yokozuna, who inched closer in his bid for his 25th career title, is ...

Hakuho tops Takarafuji to keep flawless record

May 19, 2013

Hakuho tops Takarafuji to keep flawless record

Hakuho kept his eyes firmly on the prize and wrapped up the first week of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with another high-octane performance against Takarafuji on Saturday. His sights set on a 25th championship title, Hakuho put on a clinic in his first ...

Harumafuji loses again

May 17, 2013

Harumafuji loses again

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his perfect head-to-head record against struggling No. 2 maegashira Tochinoshin to 16 wins with another commanding performance at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. But on a day of upsets in the upper ranks at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Harumafuji’s tournament took ...

Harumafuji stumbles on second day of basho

May 14, 2013

Harumafuji stumbles on second day of basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of Myogiryu on the second day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho beat the daylights out of Aminishiki to stay on course for his 25th career title after winning the ...

Hakuho victorious in Summer Basho opener

May 13, 2013

Hakuho victorious in Summer Basho opener

Hakuho outfoxed Tochiozan to make a winning start in his bid for a 25th career title on Sunday, while yokozuna rival Harumafuji also won handsomely on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho won the spring meet in March with a ...