For the first time since 2009, the Kyushu Basho, Nov. 11-25, will see two yokozuna featured on the ranking sheet. Hakuho is in the slightly more prestigious east slot, with Harumafuji over on the west side of the banzuke.

Harumafuji will, of course, be the one many want to see in his first tournament as a yokozuna. Rather than let the pressure get to him as many do in their debut at the very top of the sumo rankings, he is predicted to once again be challenging for the yusho come Day 15.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.