Oki-Earthquake-noumi is shaking things up early in sanyaku. Yesterday, he took out Kisenosato before the ozeki could even begin to make a charge for a yusho. Today, he threw yokozuna Kakuryu to his second straight defeat, likely dashing the Mongolian’s own yusho hopes. Okinoumi has started strong before from the top-maegashira slot, only to let the grind wear him down. In January of 2014, he started 2-0, but finished 7-8 after winning only 1 of the next 7 bouts. Recently, however, he’s performed quite poorly during the first week if ranked this high.
I’m glad to see Harumafuji won against Yoshikaze. I hope to catch the replay when I get home from work this afternoon. All Ozeki won. I’ll have more updates later, after I get home and have a chance to watch the action.