Hakuho maintains edge with 26th straight victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 20, 2019

Hakuho maintains edge with 26th straight victory

Yokozuna Hakuho improved to a perfect 8-0 to maintain a one-win lead as the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament reached its midpoint on Sunday. The sole remaining yokozuna in action, Hakuho has now won 26 straight bouts, excluding his forfeit on Day 4 of July's ...

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2019

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Hakuho continued his run of narrow escapes in the first week of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surviving two more close calls Thursday to retain his share of the lead on Day 5. The yokozuna's win over previously unbeaten No. 2 maegashira Nishikigi kept ...

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 17, 2018

Title-chasing Mitakeumi raises record to 10-0

Sekiwake Mitakeumi remained in sole possession of the lead after earning his 10th straight win on Tuesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. In their first career matchup, Mitakeumi and No. 4 maegashira Kagayaki (3-7) locked up after the initial charge and briefly held their ...

Kakuryu steamrolls Kaisei to close in on clinching title

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 23, 2018

Kakuryu steamrolls Kaisei to close in on clinching title

Yokozuna Kakuryu inched toward his fourth career championship on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu (12-1) defeated No. 6 maegashira Kaisei, his closest rival in the 15-day competition, opening up a two-win lead over the field with two days of ...

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 22, 2018

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Thursday, the 12th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where he remained in the lead. Facing Georgian sekiwake Tochinoshin (8-4), whom he had beaten 21 times in their 22 career meetings, Kakuryu could do little more than ...

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 20, 2018

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his perfect record and took sole command of the lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The yokozuna needed a few more seconds than usual to dispatch Chiyomaru (4-6) in their first career meeting, but in the ...

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 18, 2018

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and No. 6 maegashira Kaisei each won on Sunday to remain unbeaten and in the lead on the eighth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The only yokozuna in the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka following the withdrawals of Hakuho and ...