Toyonoshima upsets yokozuna Harumafuji

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 18, 2013

Toyonoshima upsets yokozuna Harumafuji

Yokozuna Harumafuji crashed and burned to a third defeat at the hands of Toyonoshima as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked off Sunday. His rival Hakuho, meanwhile, was an indomitable force, stopping local boy Ikioi in his tracks to widen his ...

Hakuho maintains place at top

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 16, 2013

Hakuho maintains place at top

Yokozuna Hakuho walloped upstart Chiyotairyu to retain an undefeated 6-0 mark at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Four wrestlers, including sekiwake Baruto, are one off the pace at 5-1 behind yokozuna Hakuho, who is seeking a 24th career title that would place him ...

Harumafuji ends two-match slide

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 15, 2013

Harumafuji ends two-match slide

Harumafuji snapped his losing streak at two as the yokozuna defeated Myogiryu to improve to 3-2 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Harumafuji's western counterpart, Hakuho, stood as the only unbeaten wrestler a third of the way through the meet, outclassing komusubi Tochiozan ...

Hakuho stands alone atop standings at 4-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 14, 2013

Hakuho stands alone atop standings at 4-0

Hakuho was in the familiar position of being alone at top as the yokozuna beat Myogiryu on Wednesday to hold the only perfect record through four days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho had lost to the second-ranked maegashira in January, but the Mongolian ...

Harumafuji lays down marker at spring basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 11, 2013

Harumafuji lays down marker at spring basho

Resurgent yokozuna Harumafuji picked up where he left off in January with a clinical win over komusubi Tochiozan on the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on Sunday. Harumafuji, who rebounded from a poor showing on his yokozuna debut in November ...

Sumo Feb 26, 2013

Harumafuji takes over top ranking

With the Japan Sumo Association's release of the new rankings on Monday, yokozuna Harumafuji finally finds himself at sumo's true summit after his promotion to the prestigious east position. The 28-year-old Harumafuji, who won his fifth career title at the New Year basho in January ...

Harumafuji moves closer to title

Sumo Jan 25, 2013

Harumafuji moves closer to title

His difficult yokozuna debut at the Kyushu Basho now a distant memory, Harumafuji outfoxed ozeki Kisenosato on Friday to move within one win of his third championship title in four meets at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian firebrand was quick on his ...

Harumafuji overpowers Baruto

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 23, 2013

Harumafuji overpowers Baruto

by David Hueston and Dave Hueston

Harumafuji took full advantage of injury-plagued Baruto to scalp his 10th straight victim at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. The once-embattled yokozuna continued his rampaging ways with a dismantling of the Estonian sekiwake to improve to 10-0 and remained on a collision ...