Now, Toyonoshima should not be in this. He lost to Okinoumi early in the tournament but was somehow declared the winner. He went off script, defeated Kotoshogiku (who’d “found” the power to defeat three yokozuna in a row) and finds himself one back from the leaders. Hakuho and Kotoshogiku are now tied for the lead as Hakuho bested junior-zuna Kakuryu.
Harumafuji forced out Kisenosato who’s been having a terrible tournament. It’s still quite possible for us to have 3 kadoban ozeki who are not named Kotoshogiku. The question for tomorrow, will Tochiozan play ball? C’mon Tochi from Kochi!