Hakuho too much for Chiyotairyu to handle

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2013

Hakuho too much for Chiyotairyu to handle

Undefeated yokozuna Hakuho dispensed with another would-be challenger in the form of Chiyotairyu to retain sole possession of the lead on the seventh day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Hakuho was in his usual destruction mode to wrap up the first week ...

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2013

Harumafuji bounces back; Hakuho stays perfect

Harumafuji posted a morale-boosting third victory on Thursday to move back into the winning column at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also won on the fifth day of action at Ryogoku Kokugikan and shares the lead at 5-0 with rank-and-filer Yoshikaze. Kotooshu ...

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2013

Hakuho cruises to easy victory over Shohozan

Yokozuna Hakuho scuttled rank-and-filer Shohozan's aspirations of another giant kill with one fatal shot to remain undefeated after three days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Harumafuji (2-1), meanwhile, got back on the winning track after suffering a loss to Shohozan the previous ...

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 16, 2013

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Hakuho gave Ikioi a clinic in the art of the flash finish, but fellow yokozuna Harumafuji hit a stumbling block with his first defeat, at the hands of rank-and-filer Shohozan, on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who is ...

Hakuho makes winning start at autumn basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2013

Hakuho makes winning start at autumn basho

Hakuho kick-started his campaign for a 27th career title with a routine win over Takayasu on Sunday, the opening day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking a fourth consecutive Emperor's Cup after a 13-2 showing in July in Nagoya, the Mongolian yokozuna was all ...

Sumo Sep 2, 2013

Hakuho aiming to win fourth consecutive title

Gunning for his 27th career title, Mongolian firebrand Hakuho heads up the prestigious east yokozuna slot for the third tournament in a row as the Japan Sumo Association announced the rankings Monday for the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. Hakuho is seeking a ...

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 20, 2013

Kisenosato puts an end to Hakuho win streak

Kisenosato, who began the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with hopes of promotion to yokozuna, earned a big win on Saturday, when he wrestled down yokozuna Hakuho on the penultimate day of the tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. A day after wrapping up his 26th career ...

Hakuho clinches title

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 19, 2013

Hakuho clinches title

Bruised but far from broken, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu to clinch his 26th Emperor's Cup with two days to spare at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. The hardware was put on a plate for Hakuho after Aoiyama, the only other ...

Hakuho remains in control of title hunt

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2013

Hakuho remains in control of title hunt

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho shot down ozeki Kotoshogiku to close in on his 26th Emperor's Cup at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho improved to 12-0 and can clinch the title Friday with a win, coupled with a defeat for Bulgarian maegashira Aoiyama, who ...

Hakuho moves closer to 26th Emperor's Cup

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 17, 2013

Hakuho moves closer to 26th Emperor's Cup

Hakuho extended his consecutive wins streak to 41 and pulled two clear of the field heading into the homestretch at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu and Brazilian maegashira Kaisei both fell to their second losses and Hakuho (11-0) capitalized in ...

Hakuho posts second 40-match win streak

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 16, 2013

Hakuho posts second 40-match win streak

Yokozuna Hakuho compiled the second 40-bout winning streak of his career on Tuesday, when he defeated sekiwake Myogiryu on the 10th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. After a brief tussle, Hakuho flung his opponent down and his exaggerated follow-through ...