Aki 2020 | Bout of the Day #14 | Hoshoryu vs. Kagayaki

Young throwing specialist Hoshoryu faced the giant (6’4) Kagayaki for the first time today. Hoshoryu’s debut in Makuuchi has been an interesting back and forth, winning one or two days — usually in exciting fashion — and losing one or two more, often with a painful slam to the clay. He’s been carrying the burdenContinue reading “Aki 2020 | Bout of the Day #14 | Hoshoryu vs. Kagayaki”

Aki 2020 | Bout of the Day #2 | Shimanoumi vs. Hoshoryu

Maegashira #16 Hoshoryu (Tatsunami), the nephew of legendary Mongolian Yokozuna Asashoryu, experienced his first top division loss today, following his debut win against Ichinojo on Sunday. Day 2 saw him face 31 year old M15 Shimanoumi (Kise), a relatively late-blooming Maegashira mainstay. Their first meeting in Monday’s second Makuuchi bout was a classic “striker vs.Continue reading “Aki 2020 | Bout of the Day #2 | Shimanoumi vs. Hoshoryu”

Terunofuji Secures Critical 8th Win

On day 12 of the spectator-less 2020 Spring tournament, former Ozeki Terunofuji (currently East Juryo 3) fought Hoshoryu (West Juryo 9), the 20 year old nephew of legendary Yokozuna Asashoryu. Both men went into the day’s match seeking their kachikoshi with 7 wins apiece. After one false start the match was underway. Dodging the muchContinue reading “Terunofuji Secures Critical 8th Win”