Hakuho outlasts Kakuryu to win 44th Emperor's Cup

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 22, 2020

Hakuho outlasts Kakuryu to win 44th Emperor's Cup

Hakuho seized a record-extending 44th top-level championship Sunday after outlasting fellow yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The two Mongolian-born titans came into Day 15 tied for the lead at 12-2, setting up a tantalizing winner-take-all battle in the final bout of the ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu share lead heading into final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 21, 2020

Hakuho, Kakuryu share lead heading into final day

Spring Basho Sumo's two highest-ranked grapplers will fight it out on Sunday for the championship of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. For the first time since July, Mongolian-born yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu will both be competing for the title on the final day after wrapping ...

Three wrestlers tied for lead in Osaka

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 20, 2020

Three wrestlers tied for lead in Osaka

Hakuho and Kakuryu grabbed a share of first place Friday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament after sole overnight leader Aoiyama suffered his second loss. The Mongolian-born yokozuna sit alongside the rank-and-file grappler at 11-2 following an action-packed Day 13 at Edion Arena Osaka. Hakuho overpowered ...

Hakuho, Aoiyama record 10th wins

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 18, 2020

Hakuho, Aoiyama record 10th wins

Yokozuna Hakuho bounced back from his first loss and collected his 10th win of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday to remain in a two-way tie for the lead with rank-and-filer Aoiyama. The Mongolian-born yokozuna charged out of the gates in the final bout ...

Onosho upsets title favorite Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 17, 2020

Onosho upsets title favorite Hakuho

Hakuho fell into a two-way tie for the lead Tuesday following his first defeat of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, while fears about the possible cancellation of the meet subsided after a fever-stricken wrestler tested negative for the coronavirus. The yokozuna was put to the ...

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2019

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Yokozuna Hakuho picked up his ninth win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating rank-and-filer Aoiyama to maintain the sole lead. Hakuho (9-1) needed a few extra seconds to overcome No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama (5-5) in the final bout of Day 10 at ...

Kakuryu notches third straight win

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 10, 2019

Kakuryu notches third straight win

Yokozuna Kakuryu retained his spotless record with a third straight win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, while ozeki Goeido suffered his first loss and dropped down the leaderboard. All the sport's elite in competition at Ryogoku Kokugikan prevailed on Day 3 of ...

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2019

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu continued their unbeaten march at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0 with victories over rank-and-file opponents. The two yokozuna are in a two-way tie for the lead at Dolphins Arena after the last two undefeated maegashira were ...

Trio tied for lead at Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 16, 2019

Trio tied for lead at Summer Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin each won on Day 5 of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday to retain their share of the lead. Kakuryu overcame a spirited but short-lived effort from Bulgarian komusubi Aoiyama in the final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, whileTochinoshin bested ...

Hakuho stays one win ahead of pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 21, 2019

Hakuho stays one win ahead of pack

Yokozuna Hakuho defeated ozeki Tochinoshin on Wednesday to retain his lead at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament with 12 straight wins. Hakuho faced little challenge from the struggling Tochinoshin (6-6), who has only beaten the 41-time top-division champion once in 28 matchups. Hakuho hemmed up Tochinoshin ...