Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Mar 26, 2016

Yokozuna Hakuho remains on target for title

Yokozuna Hakuho will enter the final day of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in control of his own fate after improving to 13-1 on Saturday. Hakuho, whose sole loss came on the first day of action at Edion Arena Osaka, defeated ozeki Kotoshogiku ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day’s penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up ...

Kisenosato now 10-0

Mar 22, 2016

Kisenosato now 10-0

Kisenosato took another step toward his first career championship, while fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku’s promotion hopes were all but dashed at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato improved to 10-0 with a resilient victory over yokozuna Kakuryu (7-3), remaining as the only unbeaten ...

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 ...

New ozeki Goeido nervous but ready to do battle

Sep 1, 2014

New ozeki Goeido nervous but ready to do battle

Newly promoted ozeki Goeido, who has joined two other Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank, admits to being a bundle of nerves but says he is braced for the battle ahead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Speaking at a news conference on Monday ...

Sep 1, 2014

Goeido to make ozeki debut from west side

Newly promoted ozeki Goeido joins two Japanese-born wrestlers at sumo’s second-highest rank with the release on Monday by the Japan Sumo Association of the sumo rankings for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, who gained promotion following the Nagoya basho in July, has ...

Goeido promoted to ozeki for September basho

Jul 30, 2014

Goeido promoted to ozeki for September basho

The Japan Sumo Association formally promoted sekiwake Goeido to the ozeki rank, following a unanimous decision from its board of directors on Wednesday. The decision to promote the Sakaigawa wrestler was officially made after a meeting to determine the sumo rankings for the Sept. ...

Goeido set for formal promotion

Jul 29, 2014

Goeido set for formal promotion

Sekiwake Goeido will get the official green light for a rise in rank to sumo’s second-highest rank of ozeki when his promotion is formalized following meetings by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old Goeido’s promotion will be put to a vote ...

Ozeki-bound Goeido fought through pain

Jul 28, 2014

Ozeki-bound Goeido fought through pain

Sekiwake Goeido, who has all but clinched his promotion to the ozeki rank after winning 12 bouts at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, fought and won his final three bouts with a hobbled left knee, his sumo elder Sakaigawa revealed on Monday. Sakaigawa said ...

Goeido maintains hoodoo over Hakuho

Jul 23, 2014

Goeido maintains hoodoo over Hakuho

Two months after spoiling Hakuho’s perfect record in May, veteran sekiwake Goeido handed the yokozuna his first loss of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Goeido (9-2) fought the yokozuna to a standstill on the tachiai, countering his every move until Hakuho attempted ...