Takakeisho reflects after first career championship

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 26, 2018

Takakeisho reflects after first career championship

A day after winning his first makuuchi division championship at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, up-and-coming komusubi Takakeisho said Monday he slept like a baby for the first time in a while. "I was able to fall asleep without thinking about anything for the first ...

Takakeisho off to winning start at new stable

Sumo Nov 25, 2018

Takakeisho off to winning start at new stable

Less than two months after suddenly moving to his new stable, Takakeisho gave the Chiganoura stable its first grand sumo tournament champion on Sunday. The 22-year-old had been forced to find a new home after his original stablemaster, controversial former yokozuna Takanohana, abruptly quit the ...

Takakeisho claims title on final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 25, 2018

Takakeisho claims title on final day

Komusubi Takakeisho won his first career championship on Sunday, the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old Takakeisho, competing in just his 12th tournament in sumo's top flight, beat No. 3 maegashira Nishikigi (8-7), catching a lucky break to finish the tournament ...

Kyushu Basho title to be decided on final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2018

Kyushu Basho title to be decided on final day

Komusubi Takakeisho overreached against ozeki Takayasu and instead of clinching the title on Saturday, left the two men tied heading into the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. As he had throughout the tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the 22-year-old Takakeisho looked quicker ...

Takakeisho on track for title

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2018

Takakeisho on track for title

Komusubi Takakeisho set himself up to seal his first championship by earning his 12th win on Friday, the 13th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old owned most of his bout against 197-kg Bulgarian Aoiyama, seizing the initiative early before winning when the ...

Takakeisho stays ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2018

Takakeisho stays ahead of the pack

Takakeisho maintained his one-win lead after beating rank-and-filer Tamawashi on Thursday, the 12th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 22-year-old komusubi, whose only loss came against sekiwake Mitakeumi on Day 7, beat the No. 2 maegashira comfortably and appeared primed to win his ...

Takakeisho earns 10th win

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 21, 2018

Takakeisho earns 10th win

Takakeisho recorded his 10th win at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday to remain in sole possession of the lead. The 22-year-old komusubi switched gears in a fight against No. 2 maegashira Tochiozan to earn his 101st top division victory. Ozeki Takayasu, along with ...

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 ...

Pack stays on leader's heels

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2018

Pack stays on leader's heels

Komusubi Takakeisho took out ozeki Tochinoshin on Monday to remain in sole possession of the lead after nine days of action at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. But despite the quick victory, the Chiganoura stable wrestler doesn't have much room for error. Because in ...

Takakeisho in first place after victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 18, 2018

Takakeisho in first place after victory

Takakeisho improved to 7-1 to take over sole possession of the lead at the midway point of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday in Fukuoka. The 22-year-old komusubi, who entered the day in a three-way tie for the lead at 6-1, didn't have time ...

Takakeisho handed first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 17, 2018

Takakeisho handed first loss

Takakeisho relinquished his unbeaten record but kept a share of the lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The 22-year-old komusubi dropped to 6-1 when he succumbed to a ferocious slapdown against sekiwake Mitakeumi on Day 7 of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka ...