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Abi hands Kakuryu second loss in Nagoya

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2018

Abi hands Kakuryu second loss in Nagoya

Up-and-coming youngster Abi caused an upset Thursday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament by handing yokozuna Kakuryu his second loss. In the final bout on Day 5, the 24-year-old No. 3 maegashira exchanged a barrage of blows with the Mongolian-born yokozuna before forcing him out ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

Sumo / Basho Reports May 19, 2018

Hakuho, Kakuryu record victories

Both yokozuna remained a win off the pace Saturday with routine victories on Day 7 of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (6-1) bounced back from his shock loss to second-ranked maegashira Abi the previous day at Ryogoku Kokugikan, quickly forcing out No. 4 ...

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Hakuho takes first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports May 18, 2018

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Hakuho takes first loss

Yokozuna Hakuho relinquished his perfect record Friday in a shock loss to second-ranked maegashira Abi on Day 6 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. With Hakuho apparently looking for a belt hold, the 24-year-old Abi drove his head and shoulder into the all-time championship record-holder's ...