Sep 30, 2020

Shodai earns promotion to ozeki after winning first title

Shodai, who won his first makuuchi division title in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, was promoted to the second-highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday.The 28-year-old ... ...

Sep 29, 2020

Shodai still in disbelief after winning first championship

Shodai beat rookie Tobizaru on the final day of the Autumn tournament to clinch his first makuuchi division title with a 13-2 record. ...

Sep 28, 2020

Shodai clinches first-ever title, ozeki promotion at Autumn Basho

After falling short of the finish line in recent tournaments, the sekiwake stepped up to hold off upstart rookie Tobizaru and claim the championship at ... ...

Sep 27, 2020

Shodai taking lead into final day after beating Asanoyama

Shodai (12-2) battered Asanoyama (10-4) with an opening shoulder blast, then spun the powerfully built ozeki sideways before pushing him down at the edge. ...

Sep 26, 2020

Shodai downs Takakeisho, shares lead with Tobizaru after Day 13

Just two wrestlers stood at 11-2 following Friday's action at Ryogoku Kokugikan. ...


Mar 23, 2020

‘You Only Live Twice’ participant Fujinishiki stood on top of sumo’s fourth-highest rank

Who is the greatest yokozuna of all time?Hakuho seems the obvious answer to that question, but cases can be made for other rikishi such as ... ...

Mar 22, 2020

Kototenzan struggled with sumo lifestyle, but found stardom in pro wrestling

When the 2020 NFL Draft gets under way on April 23rd, Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick after leading Louisiana ... ...

Mar 20, 2020

Tough training in high school forged Mongolian Ichinojo

One of the strongest sumo high schools in Japan is Tottori Johoku.Located in western Japan, Johoku has been churning out professional talent over the past ... ...