Asa eager for start of Spring Basho

OSAKA (Kyodo) Asashoryu was in high spirits Tuesday ahead of the upcoming Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, saying he was looking forward to wrestling with a little “breathing space” at the March 15-29 meet at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.

“I love Osaka and I am really looking forward to wrestling. I hope not only me but everyone produces good sumo,” Asashoryu said.