Hakuho survives Day 4 challenge

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 13, 2019

Hakuho survives Day 4 challenge

Hakuho flexed his yokozuna muscles on Wednesday to stay on the heels of a pair of rank-and-filers in the lead after four days of action at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian-born veteran was made to work overtime by top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi (1-3), who ...

Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho with broken finger

Sumo Sep 9, 2019

Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho with broken finger

Yokozuna Hakuho has withdrawn from the ongoing 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a broken finger, his stablemaster said Monday, following a shock opening-day loss to rank-and-filer Hokutofuji. The 34-year-old was aiming to win a record-extending 43rd top-division championship, but suffered a severe blow when ...

Takakeisho stays one win ahead

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 20, 2018

Takakeisho stays one win ahead

Komusubi Takakeisho remains the sole leader after he improved to a 9-1 record on Tuesday with five days remaining at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Takakeisho, whose only defeat came on Day 7 to sekiwake Mitakeumi, beat top-ranked maegashira Hokutofuji (5-5) in a one-sided bout ...

Kisenosato dealt third straight loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 13, 2018

Kisenosato dealt third straight loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato suffered his third straight upset at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, losing to rank-and-file wrestler Hokutofuji in the final bout of Day 3. The loss against the No. 1 maegashira ratcheted up the pressure on the home-grown yokozuna, who remains winless ...

Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 16, 2018

Hokutofuji upsets Hakuho

Yokozuna Hakuho on Tuesday suffered his first defeat of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, succumbing to top-ranked maegashira Hokutofuji in the biggest upset of the meet so far. Fellow yokozuna Kakuryu continued his injury comeback in strong fashion, staying unbeaten on Day 3 of ...

Hakuho stays win ahead of two challengers

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2017

Hakuho stays win ahead of two challengers

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his lead in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after surviving a close bout against Takarafuji on Friday. Hakuho (12-1), the lone yokozuna competing at the 15-day meet, twice came close to tasting defeat. After the initial charge, Hakuho tried to shove his ...

Hakuho back on track with quick victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2017

Hakuho back on track with quick victory

Yokozuna Hakuho made up for his previous day's defeat by beating Mitakeumi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, while the two ozeki lost to lower-ranked wrestlers. Hakuho (11-1), the only yokozuna remaining in the 15-day meet, ushered sekiwake Mitakeumi (7-5) out of the ...

Hakuho loses perfect record

Sumo Nov 22, 2017

Hakuho loses perfect record

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho saw his overnight lead trimmed to one win after suffering a shock first defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho got quickly rammed out by sekiwake Yoshikaze in the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center and in a ...

Hakuho exhibits strength and poise against Hokutofuji

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2017

Hakuho exhibits strength and poise against Hokutofuji

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his spotless record after the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, taking down Hokutofuji in a blink. Hakuho is still on track for a record 40th championship after defeating No. 3 maegashira Hokutofuji (6-2) in the 15-day event ...