Takakeisho Posts 2nd Win Over Yokozuna

Takakeisho posts 2nd win over yokozuna

The Japan News Top maegashira Takakeisho picked up his second victory over a yokozuna at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with an impressive win over Kisenosato on the fourth day Wednesday in Fukuoka.

Takakeisho, who defeated now-missing Harumafuji on the second day, kept Kisenosato back on his heels as he attacked with powerful shoves to the chest until he was over the edge. It was Takakeisho's third career kinboshi, awarded to a maegashira wrestler for a win over a yokozuna.

Shock Roils Sumo World In Wake Of Assault Allegation Against Yokozuna Harumafuji

Shock roils sumo world in wake of assault allegation against yokozuna Harumafuji

FUKUOKA -- The problem of violence in the sumo world has surfaced once more. Yokozuna Harumafuji is facing accusations that he assaulted fellow Mongolian wrestler Takanoiwa with a beer bottle at a banquet on Oct. 26.

Fans arriving at the Fukuoka Convention Center on the morning of Nov. 14 for the third day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament registered disappointment at the news, while the Japan Sumo Association was pressed for a response.

Sumo: Yokozuna Harumafuji Apologizes For Assaulting Wrestler

Sumo: Yokozuna Harumafuji apologizes for assaulting wrestler

Grand champion sumo wrestler Harumafuji was involved in drunken brawl late last month that left fellow Mongolian competitor Takanoiwa hospitalized with serious injuries, his stablemaster admitted to sumo administrators Tuesday.

Harumafuji's stablemaster Isegahama said that his wrestler was involved in the attack, the first public acknowledgment of the incident.

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato To Make Comeback At Kyushu Tourney

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato to make comeback at Kyushu tourney

Yokozuna Kisenosato confirmed Thursday he will compete at the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after missing all or part of the last three meets.

A day after fellow yokozuna Kakuryu announced his withdrawal from the 15-day event which gets under way Sunday at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the injury-plagued Kisenosato said he will do his best and hopes his best is good enough.

Sumo: Lone Yokozuna Harumafuji Starts Autumn Tourney With Victory

Sumo: Lone yokozuna Harumafuji starts Autumn tourney with victory

Harumafuji got off to a winning start as the only yokozuna standing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a convincing win against komusubi Tochiozan on Sunday.

With grand champions Hakuho -- the winner of the Summer tourney in July -- Kisenosato and Kakuryu all missing from this basho due to injuries, Harumafuji has been singlehandedly left to uphold the reputation of sumo's highest rank.

Sumo: Hakuho Also Withdraws From Autumn Tourney, 3rd Yokozuna Out

Sumo: Hakuho also withdraws from Autumn tourney, 3rd yokozuna out

Hakuho on Friday pulled out of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way Sunday due to pain in his left knee, becoming the third yokozuna to withdraw from the meet after Kisenosato and Kakuryu.

Based on official records kept by the Japan Sumo Association since the Showa era (1926-1989), it is the first time for three grand champions to miss the opening day of a tourney.

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu Pull Out Of Autumn Tourney

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato, Kakuryu pull out of autumn tourney

Yokozuna Kisenosato and Kakuryu have pulled out of the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, their respective stablemasters said Thursday.

The announcement of their withdrawal, which came three days before the start of the meet at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, once again dashed fans' hopes of seeing all four grand champions compete from the start to end of a single basho.

New Yokozuna Kisenosato Wins Emperor's Cup

New Yokozuna Kisenosato wins Emperor's Cup

In sumo, as of late progressed Yokozuna or astounding champion Kisenosato uncovered from a shortage to win his second Emperor's Cup in a row.

Kisenosato vanquished Ozeki or champion Terunofuji to even their records at 13 wins and 2 mishaps on Sunday, the most recent day of the championship.

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato Denies Terunofuji To Win Spring Title

Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato denies Terunofuji to win Spring title

Taped-up yokozuna Kisenosato battled against famous misfortune to win the Spring Grand Sumo rivalry in passionate outline, smashing in-edge ozeki Terunofuji twice on Sunday and transforming into the primary as of late lifted yokozuna to win a title in 22 years.

After bearing a tumble to one side shoulder on Friday, Kisenosato was insufficient the following day, when his second in succession disaster allowed Terunofuji to stand out. Requiring a win on Sunday to even their records at 13-2 and oblige a title playoff, Kisenosato by some methods survived while his adversary slipped to the surface.

Kisenosato To Debut As 4th Yokozuna

Kisenosato to debut as 4th yokozunaKisenosato held up the freshly printed ranking sheet and, seeing his name in the largest and boldest letters — reflecting his promotion to sumo’s highest rank — grasped the expectations that lie ahead.
“[As a yokozuna], the definitive criteria is to be in the battle for the championship,” Kisenosato said Monday, following the release by the Japan Sumo Association of the official rankings for next month’s Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka.

Sumo: Kisenosato To Be Named 72nd Yokozuna Wednesday

Sumo: Kisenosato to be named 72nd yokozuna WednesdayOzeki Kisenosato is set to become the first Japanese-born yokozuna in 19 years after a Japan Sumo Association (JSA) advisory body recommended his promotion on Monday.
Kisenosato will be named the 72nd yokozuna, the first born in Japan since Wakanohana in 1998, at an extraordinary JSA board meeting Wednesday as a formality, after the rankings for the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament are decided.