Hakuho on His Health, Training, and Toyonoshima’s Retirement

With the postponed Natsu Basho a little over a month away, Yokozuna Hakuho, who took home a 44th Emperor’s Cup at the March tournament in Osaka, is doing his best to heal nagging injuries and stay in fighting shape during the extra time off. On the 20th, he answered media questions over the phone aboutContinue reading “Hakuho on His Health, Training, and Toyonoshima’s Retirement”

Toyonoshima Retires from Wrestling, Takes on Izutsu Name

With a total of 13 tournaments in the Sanyaku ranks, 10 special prizes, 4 kinboshi, and top division runner-up 5 times, Toyonoshima of Tokitsukaze-beya has decided to retire from wrestling but will stay in sumo as a coach. He will take on the name Izutsu, formerly held by Yokozuna Kakuryu’s late stablemaster. Kajiwara Daiki (hisContinue reading “Toyonoshima Retires from Wrestling, Takes on Izutsu Name”