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Popular maegashira Endo sentenced Kakuryu to a shock first defeat on his debut as yokozuna with a riveting performance at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday.

Endo (3-1) wasted no time in putting Kakuryu on his back foot with a flurry of neck thrusts and then went in for the kill, yanking the Mongolian around before sending him flying into the ringside cushions.

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