Takayasu celebrates promotion to sumo's second-highest rank

May 31, 2017

Takayasu celebrates promotion to sumo's second-highest rank

Sekiwake Takayasu was officially promoted to sumo’s second-highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday by the Japan Sumo Association board of directors. The 27-year-old, whose father is Japanese and mother is from the Philippines, is the first new ozeki since Mongolian Terunofuji was promoted after ...

Relieved Takayasu eyeing first title with ozeki promotion in the bag

May 29, 2017

Relieved Takayasu eyeing first title with ozeki promotion in the bag

Soon-to-be ozeki Takayasu spoke on Monday of his relief in coming through the crucial Summer Grand Sumo Tournament unhurt and with enough wins to make promotion almost certain, while making clear his sights are now set on an Emperor’s Cup title. The Ibaraki-native, whose ...

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

/ May 28, 2017

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

A day after clinching his 38th career championship, yokozuna Hakuho put the icing on the cake Sunday, when he finished the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record. Although their bout had no impact on the championship, Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji ...

Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

/ May 27, 2017

Hakuho wraps up 38th championship

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated ozeki Terunofuji on Saturday to capture a record-extending 38th career title with a day to spare at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Starting the day with a two-win cushion, Hakuho outlasted his countryman in a tightly contested bout at Ryogoku ...

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Mar 23, 2017

Unbeaten Kisenosato holds off Arawashi for 12th win

Yokozuna Kisenosato stretched his winning streak to 12 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, with ozeki Terunofuji emerging as the only wrestler to stay just one win behind. Kisenosato had to contend with a last-second parry from Arawashi (3-9), but the new ...

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

/ Mar 22, 2017

Takayasu's loss hands Kisenosato sole lead at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu handed surprising sekiwake Takayasu his first loss on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while yokozuna Kisenosato remained unbeaten. The newly minted yokozuna survived a scare from No. 4 maegashira Yoshikaze to improve to 11-0 in the 15-day ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

/ Mar 21, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his ...

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

/ Mar 20, 2017

Kisenosato, Takayasu stay in front at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato and sekiwake Takayasu, both wrestlers of the Tagonoura stable, remained in a share of the lead with 9-0 records Monday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Sekiwake Kotoshogiku made a strong charge against Kisenosato, taking little time to bulldoze the new yokozuna ...