Day 14 Highlights

Kotoyuki Absent Through Injury Kotoyuki has pulled out of the July basho after sustaining a knee injury in his fight against Shimanoumi on Day 13. Takanosho Secures Kachi-Koshi; Significant Final Bout for Tokushoryu Takanosho secured his kachi-koshi on Day 14 in the bout against March basho winner: Tokushoryu. Takanosho now stands with 8 wins andContinue reading “Day 14 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-14 Fixtures & Results (1st of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-13’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-14 of 2020’s July tournament – 1st of August 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14. Takakeisho – Day 12 HakuhoContinue reading “July 2020: Day-14 Fixtures & Results (1st of August)- Complete”

Day 13 Highlights

Tochinoshin Kachi-Koshi In the first bout of the day, Tochinoshin achieved his first kachi-koshi in over a year meaning he now has scored more wins than losses in this July basho. Tochinoshin fought Chiyomaru in the day 13 opening bout in a mawashi battle. Kotoshoho Kachi-Koshi Along with Tochinoshin, the young rikishi Kotoshoho has achievedContinue reading “Day 13 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-13 Fixtures & Results (31st of July)- Completed

Following on from Day-12’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-13 of 2020’s July tournament – 31st of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14. Takakeisho – Day 12 HakuhoContinue reading “July 2020: Day-13 Fixtures & Results (31st of July)- Completed”

July 2020: Day-12 Fixtures & Results (30th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-11’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-12 of 2020’s July tournament – 30th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. Takakeisho – Day 12 EAST WINNER WEST Juryo #2 Tobizaru(7-5) TobizaruContinue reading “July 2020: Day-12 Fixtures & Results (30th of July)- Complete”

July 2020: Day-11 Fixtures & Results (29th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-10’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-11 of 2020’s July tournament – 29th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). Kotonowaka – Day 8. EAST WINNER WEST Maegashira #16 Nishikigi(5-6)  Nishikigi Juryo #1 Chiyoshoma(3-8) MaegashiraContinue reading “July 2020: Day-11 Fixtures & Results (29th of July)- Complete”

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”

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”