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Kirishima has had injury woes of his own since earning promotion to ozeki following the May meet, but with 11 wins or better in four of six tournaments this year, and two Emperor’s Cup wins since March, his stock is rising quickly.
Nov 29, 2023
Kirishima takes Emperor’s Cup and yokozuna hopes from Takakeisho
As Takakeisho heads back to the starting line, Kirishima steps into the spotlight and will feature in most sumo-related content in the near term.
Ozeki Kirishima celebrates after winning the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Sunday.
Nov 27, 2023
Kirishima achieves goal by honoring stablemaster with title
The 27-year-old from Mongolia is on the path for promotion to sumo's highest rank.
Kirishima capped his season Sunday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with his second Emperor's Cup.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 26, 2023
Kirishima beats Takakeisho to claim second Emperor's Cup
Kirishima defeated fellow ozeki Takakeisho in the final bout of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Kirishima (right) will take the solo lead into the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after his win over Atamifuji (left) on Saturday in Fukuoka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 25, 2023
Kirishima beats Atamifuji to take solo lead into final day
The 27-year-old Kirishima, who won his first top-division title in Osaka in March, can seal the deal with a victory Sunday.
Kirishima (right) battles Daieisho during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Friday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 24, 2023
Kirishima and Atamifuji remain tied for lead with two days to go
Joint leaders ozeki Kirishima and No. 8 maegashira Atamifuji both won on Friday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
Atamifuji (left) defeats Hoshoryu on Day 12 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 23, 2023
Atamifuji upsets Hoshoryu to grab share of lead on Day 12 in Fukuoka
Young rank-and-filer Atamifuji retained a share of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament lead with a sensational win against ozeki Hoshoryu on Thursday.
Kotonowaka pushes Takakeisho out of the ring to keep pace with the leaders at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday in Fukuoka.
Nov 22, 2023
Kotonowaka beats Takakeisho to remain among leaders
The sekiwake improved to 9-2, leaving him in a three-way tie with ozeki Kirishima and No. 8 maegashira Atamifuji at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.
Takakeisho (seated, left) following his loss to Asanoyama on Sunday in Fukuoka.
Nov 22, 2023
Takakeisho falters as sumo’s wait for next superstar continues
The good news for Takakeisho is that slip-ups elsewhere mean he remains in the title race.
Ichiyamamoto (right) charges Tamawashi during their bout on Day 9 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Monday
Nov 20, 2023
Ichiyamamoto maintains outright lead at Kyushu Basho
Ichiyamamoto secured a quick victory thanks to his explosive opening hit to remain in first place after Day 9 in Fukuoka.
Takakeisho (right) battles Asanoyama at Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Sunday. Asanoyama beat Takakeisho to drop the yokozuna aspirant to 5-3.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 19, 2023
Asanoyama stuns Takakeisho in return from injury
The current No. 1 maegashira, who sat out the first seven days with a calf problem, inflicted one of several Day 8 upsets in Fukuoka.
Ura (behind) hands the previously undefeated Kotonowaka his first loss on Saturday in Fukuoka during the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 18, 2023
Takakeisho and Kotonowaka beaten on day of upsets in Kyushu
The first week of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center wrapped up with Kotonowaka, ozeki Hoshoryu and No. 14 Ichiyamamoto tied at 6-1.
Takayasu (left) beats Hoshoryu on Day 6 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Friday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 17, 2023
Hoshoryu loses against familiar foe on Day 6 of Kyushu Basho
Former ozeki Takayasu continued to be a thorn in the side of current ozeki Hoshoryu.
Hoshoryu (left) defeats Gonoyama by push out at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center on Thursday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 16, 2023
Hoshoryu beats rank-and-file Gonoyama to stay unbeaten
Ozeki Hoshoryu continued his perfect start to the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament by pushing out No. 4 maegashira Gonoyama on Thursday.
No. 2 maegashira wrestler Meisei (right) beat ozeki Takakeisho on Wednesday in Fukuoka.
Nov 15, 2023
Local favorite Meisei upsets yokozuna-hopeful Takakeisho
Meisei, a native of Kagoshima Prefecture in southern Kyushu, picked up his first win of the 15-day meet.
Takakeisho (left) wins his opening-day bout on Sunday in Fukuoka. The Hyogo Prefecture native is nearing a promotion to yokozuna.
Nov 15, 2023
Top wrestlers' hot starts set stage for dramatic Kyushu tourney
The opening three days of action at the Fukuoka International Center has seen the six highest-ranked wrestlers that are taking part go a combined 17-1.
Ozeki Takakeisho (left) battles Shodai on Day 2 of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka on Monday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Nov 13, 2023
Sumo: Takakeisho stays on track with tough Day 2 win over Shodai
Takekeisho improved to 2-0 after a tough bout against Shodai.
Ozeki Hoshoryu is a match for anyone in sumo despite his occasional bouts with inconsistency.
Nov 10, 2023
Young ozeki duo may be ready to step into spotlight at Kyushu Basho
Kirishima and Hoshoryu have generated much of the excitement in Japan’s national sport over the past 12 months.
Gonoyama (right) faces Daieisho at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 22
SUMO / Inside Sumo
Nov 1, 2023
The risers — and fallers — in the latest sumo rankings
The sumo rankings ahead of the upcoming Kyushu Basho produced its share of winners and losers.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2022
Focused Abi completes redemption arc in Fukuoka
Two years after his infamous suspension for violating COVID-19 protocols, the Saitama native won his first Emperor's Cup after triumphing in a rare multi-way playoff at the Kyushu Basho.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2022
Abi achieves long-awaited goal with first Emperor's Cup
Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament winner Abi described his first career top-division championship as a long time coming on Monday.


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