Hakuho: 1000 Bout Grand Champion Record

On day 10, Hakuho fought his 1000th bout as a Yokozuna against Maegashira #5 Hokutofuji. Hakuho further cemented his grip on the all-time record for “most bouts as Yokozuna” having now played 1000 bouts as a Yokozuna and 1076 Makuuchi career wins. Being already 35 years of age, many have speculated about the Mongolian rikishi‘sContinue reading “Hakuho: 1000 Bout Grand Champion Record”

July 2020: Day-10 Fixtures & Results (28th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-9’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-10 of 2020’s July tournament – 28th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #1 Meisei(6-4)  Kotoeko Maegashira #16 Kotoeko(7-3) Maegashira #13Continue reading “July 2020: Day-10 Fixtures & Results (28th of July)- Complete”

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 10 (28th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 28thContinue reading “Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 10 (28th of July 2020)”

July 2020 Day 9: Enho denied victory against Ozeki Takakeisho

In the penultimate bout of the day, Maegashira #6 Enho faced Ozeki Takakeisho in a fierce encounter which ended after a controversial decision by the gyoji gifted Takakeisho the victory. The match referee awarded Takakeisho the bout after a mono-ii (a process whereby the sideline referees congregate to elucidate which rikishi left the ring first)Continue reading “July 2020 Day 9: Enho denied victory against Ozeki Takakeisho”

July 2020: Day-9 Fixtures & Results (27th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-8’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-9 of 2020’s July tournament – 27th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #4 Daiamami(4-5) Kotoyuki  Maegashira #17 Kotoyuki(3-6) Maegashira #13Continue reading “July 2020: Day-9 Fixtures & Results (27th of July)- Complete”

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 9 (27th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 27thContinue reading “Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 9 (27th of July 2020)”

July 2020 Day 8: Mid-point reflections

We’ve had a fascinating start to this July basho – taking place in Tokyo’s Kokugikan arena. Now, with the completion of the 8th day of Sumo, it is time to reflect on the first half of the tournament and highlight a few surprises and upsets, along with an update on the Yūshō contention race. KakuryuContinue reading “July 2020 Day 8: Mid-point reflections”

July 2020: Day-8 Fixtures & Results (26th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-7’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-8 of 2020’s July tournament – 25th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Maegashira #16 Nishikigi(2-6) Terunofuji Maegashira #17 Terunofuji(7-1) Maegashira #13Continue reading “July 2020: Day-8 Fixtures & Results (26th of July) – Complete”

Day 7 Highlights

Abi absent from Day 7 Abi is out from day 7 for breaching Sumo’s infection mitigation restrictions after visiting a restaurant with friends on day 6. The decision to remove Abi from play was made by his oyakata (stablemaster) so that he can learn to make more responsible decisions in the future. It is unclearContinue reading “Day 7 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-7 Fixtures & Results (25th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-6’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-7 of 2020’s July tournament – 25th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #3 Kyokushuho(3-5) Chiyomaru Maegashira #15 Chiyomaru(2-6) Maegashira #17 Terunofuji(6-1) Terunofuji Maegashira #14 Wakatakakage(3-4) Maegashira #14 Kotoshogiku(5-2)  Kotoshogiku MaegashiraContinue reading “July 2020: Day-7 Fixtures & Results (25th of July) – Complete”