Hakuho’s dominant win over Ichinojo makes this a two-man race for the yusho with Kotoshogiku, who toppled the hapless Aoiyama to remain unbeaten. The “Mongolian Monster” was less monster, more giant sack of potatoes as Hakuho maneuvered him toward the edge and calmly rolled him over for an uwatenage victory. Harumafuji was similarly dominant against Yoshikaze, who will face Hakuho tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Homarenishiki picked up his second loss of the tournament. He now stands at 2-2. Both losses have been hatakikomi, so he’ll probably be focusing on that.