Harumafuji retires with impressive legacy in ring

| Nov 30, 2017

Harumafuji retires with impressive legacy in ring

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It was plain from both Harumafuji's words and body language at Wednesday's news conference announcing his retirement that he was going under duress and felt harshly treated. Still, the yokozuna understood that given his position, no other outcome was possible once it became clear he ...

Harumafuji had with no choice but to retire

| Nov 29, 2017

Harumafuji had with no choice but to retire

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Yokozuna Harumafuji announced his intention to retire at a press conference on Wednesday. The decision is the result of a scandal involving the violent beating of a junior wrestler, and now means the careers of the last two yokozuna to retire end under a cloud. The ...

Young rikishi offer new hope for sumo

Nov 23, 2017

Young rikishi offer new hope for sumo

With Harumafuji's assault scandal seeing sumo's name dragged through the mud once again, a new generation of young wrestlers are looking to lift Japan's ancient national sport out of the muck. One such wrestler is 24-year-old up-and-comer Daiamami, a 14th-ranked maegashira who is the only ...