Hakuho motivated by quest to reach 50 championships

Sumo Nov 25, 2019

Hakuho motivated by quest to reach 50 championships

A day after claiming his 43rd career title with a win at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho said he intends to fight on in pursuit of his 50th championship. While the 34-year-old has already said he plans to continue wrestling until next summer's ...

Hakuho puts finishing touches on 43rd career title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2019

Hakuho puts finishing touches on 43rd career title

Yokozuna Hakuho finished his championship run at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday with a victory over ozeki Takakeisho at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. In a bout that was preceded by a long staring contest before the start, Hakuho quickly gained the advantage and forced ...

Hakuho seals 43rd career title at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2019

Hakuho seals 43rd career title at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Yokozuna Hakuho won a record-extending 43rd championship and his first as a naturalized Japanese citizen on Saturday, taking out the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. The 34-year-old from Mongolia, who acquired Japanese citizenship in September and withdrew from that month's tourney ...

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2019

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Yokozuna Hakuho beat komusubi Abi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, positioning himself just one win away from extending his record for career top-division championships to 43. Hakuho claimed his 12th victory at Fukuoka Kokusai Center to retain a two-win buffer over his ...

Hakuho pushes ahead as rival falls

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 21, 2019

Hakuho pushes ahead as rival falls

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a win over Endo on Thursday as new komusubi Asanoyama suffered his third loss and fell two wins off the pace. Hakuho (11-1) blasted Endo (5-7) with his right forearm and issued a ...

Hakuho steps toward another title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 20, 2019

Hakuho steps toward another title

Hakuho took another step toward his record-extending 43rd top-level championship with a victory over Ryuden at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. The Mongolian-born yokozuna maintained his outright lead, improving to 10-1 as he forced out the No. 5 maegashira in the final bout ...

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2019

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Yokozuna Hakuho picked up his ninth win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating rank-and-filer Aoiyama to maintain the sole lead. Hakuho (9-1) needed a few extra seconds to overcome No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama (5-5) in the final bout of Day 10 at ...

Hakuho stays on track for 43rd title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 18, 2019

Hakuho stays on track for 43rd title

Yokozuna Hakuho retained his one-win buffer at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after beating No. 4 maegashira Kotoyuki on Monday. Targeting a record-extending 43rd makuuchi title at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Hakuho (8-1) delivered a hard left-handed slap to Kotoyuki (4-5), then darted to the side ...

Hakuho easily defeats Tamawashi to stay on top

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 17, 2019

Hakuho easily defeats Tamawashi to stay on top

Hakuho remained alone at the top of the leaderboard after beating Tamawashi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Having started the second week of the meet as outright leader, Hakuho made sure it stayed that way by forcing out the No. 4 maegashira ...

Hakuho maintains advantage

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 16, 2019

Hakuho maintains advantage

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his sole lead by beating rank-and-filer Takarafuji on Saturday, the seventh day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The Mongolian-born yokozuna defeated No. 3 maegashira Takarafuji (3-4) to improve to 6-1 in the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. Takarafuji fought aggressively ...

Hakuho moves ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 15, 2019

Hakuho moves ahead of the pack

Hakuho moved into the outright lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, defeating Meisei to improve to 5-1. In the final bout of Day 6 at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the Mongolian-born yokozuna easily overpowered the No. 2 maegashira, who came into the match ...