Kakuryu bounces back from loss

Jan 13, 2015

Kakuryu bounces back from loss

Yokozuna Kakuryu rebounded from the previous day’s defeat with a demolition of Tochinoshin while Hakuho made road kill of would-be challenger Takarafuji to move one step closer to taking sole ownership of the all-time record at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu announces engagement to 23-year-old Mongolian

Jan 6, 2015

Yokozuna Kakuryu announces engagement to 23-year-old Mongolian

Mongolian-born yokozuna Kakuryu on Tuesday announced his engagement to countrywoman Dashnyam Munkhzaya. The 29-year-old Kakuryu, who was promoted to sumo’s highest rank last May, said the couple is planning the birth of their first child in May. No dates have been set for a ...

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Nov 22, 2014

Hakuho remains in control of fate

Hakuho zeroed in on his fourth consecutive title and 32nd of his career with a clinical win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho (13-1) was quick on his feet and yanked Harumafuji (10-4) around by the ...

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Nov 21, 2014

Hakuho seizes control in intense title quest

Hakuho capitalized on a slip-up by fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu on Friday to grab sole possession of the lead heading into the final weekend of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho watched Kakuryu get bullied by yokozuna Harumafuji and took full advantage in the ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Nov 20, 2014

Hakuho, Kakuryu stay on collision course

Hakuho and Kakuryu remained locked for the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament as the two yokozuna improved to 11-1 on Thursday. Trailing the grand champions at 10-2 with three days to go at the season-ending competition was eighth-ranked maegashira Tochinoshin, followed by ...

Kakuryu still unbeaten, leads Kyushu at 10-0

Nov 18, 2014

Kakuryu still unbeaten, leads Kyushu at 10-0

Yokozuna Kakuryu raised the bar with an impregnable display of force against would-be challenger Terunofuji to remain undefeated in his bid for his second career Emperor’s Cup at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kakuryu leads at 10-0 with five days remaining at ...

Kakuryu mauls Ikioi

Nov 16, 2014

Kakuryu mauls Ikioi

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed out a royal beating to Ikioi to remain undefeated on the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The second week of the 15-day tourney kicked off with the third sell-out crowd at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, and Kakuryu ...

Kakuryu stays at top

Nov 15, 2014

Kakuryu stays at top

Kakuryu swatted Takayasu like a flea to remain the man in charge with a undefeated record on the seventh day, while fellow yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock defeat the previous day at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Kakuryu unleashed a fierce ...

Kakuryu takes sole lead

Nov 14, 2014

Kakuryu takes sole lead

Kakuryu conquered man mountain Ichinojo to grab sole possession of the lead Friday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho crashed to a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day’s most absorbing contest, Kakuryu came back from the brink and broke ...

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Sep 28, 2014

Dominating Hakuho wins 31st career title

Hakuho used brute force and technical supremacy to defeat rival Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu and win his 31st career championship on the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho entered the final day with a one-win lead but needed to beat ...

Hakuho takes control as Kakuryu stumbles

Sep 22, 2014

Hakuho takes control as Kakuryu stumbles

Hakuho seized sole possession of the lead with a ninth win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday after fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered a shock first defeat at the hands of Yoshikaze. Looking to move within one title of the all-time record ...