Ozeki Takakeisho could be promoted to yokozuna at the end of next month.

As implausible as that proposition may seem, it’s also an undeniable fact.

Regardless of the quality of his sumo during an 11-4 performance at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, by lifting the Emperor’s Cup in September, the 27-year-old has put himself in line for elevation to the sport’s highest rank following the upcoming Kyushu meet.