With today’s win over Aoiyama, Hakuho is at 999 lifetime wins, one win from reaching the magic 1,000. Only two other men have reached this level of dominance, Chiyonofuji and Kaio, both legendary figures in sumo.
Hakuho has rightfully earned his place in this exalted group, and I am eager for him to reach this achievement. Day three of Kyushu should prove an easy path, with Hakuho scheduled to take on the struggling Kaisei.
After reaching 1,000 wins, he will be #3 in the all time list, with Chiyonofuji at 1,045 lifetime wins, and Kaio at 1,047. It is not beyond reason that if Hakuho can stay healthy, he will one day soon, top that list.
Tachiai congratulates “The Boss”, and hopes that Kyushu throws him a well deserved celebration.