July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Hakuho wins the Emperor’s cup!

Yokozuna Hakuho has claimed his 45th career title in the Makuuchi Division after defeating Ozeki Terunofuji in a truly electrifying Grand Sumo Final! Hakuho’s returning victory wasn’t by any means easy; it was all to play for on theFinal Day of the July basho, with the two Sumo kings, Yokozuna Hakuho and OzekiTerunofuji, both makingContinue reading “July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Hakuho wins the Emperor’s cup!”

2021 January Basho – Days 13-15: Review (Final Day)

Daieisho makes history as he wins the 2021 January Basho! After 15 spectacular days of Sumo action, Daieisho of Saitama pref. made history after he was crowned Champion at the 2021 January Sumo Tournament; his first ever Makuuchi Division Yūshō! The Maegashira #1 Sumo wrestler first sparked interest in the event after his initial victoriesContinue reading “2021 January Basho – Days 13-15: Review (Final Day)”

November 2020: Days 12 to 15 (5/5)

Welcome back to the fifth and final installment of our 3-Day review series of November’s Sumo basho! In this review, we shall be looking at the closing stages of the November meet and assessing the yusho winner Too little too late for Enho It was a poor tournament for the Maegashira #11 and fan favourite,Continue reading “November 2020: Days 12 to 15 (5/5)”

Day 15 Highlights

Today marked the 15th and final day of play in the July 2020 basho and with the prospect of a four way fight for the Yūshō at the start of play, day 15’s action provided an entertaining ending to the first Sumo tournament since March. Ichinojo Granted a Makuuchi Bout for Final Day Ichinojo madeContinue reading “Day 15 Highlights”

July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-14’s bouts, we have now reached the final day of play here on Day-15 of 2020’s July tournament – 2nd 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 Hakuho –Continue reading “July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete”