Ozeki Blows Yusho Race Wide Open!
In another stunning match, Kisenosato re-asserts himself as the Ichiban Ozeki, defeating his second Yokozuna in as many days. This time it was the undefeated leader of the Kyushu basho – Kakuryu.
The horrific monoii, and reversal against Goeido on day 8 looms ever larger in light of Kisenosato’s win today. Without that disastrous call, Goeido would be part of the chase group at 9-2, rather than a long shot at 8-3.
Thanks to Kisenosato (the Great Pumpkin), the final third of the Kyushu basho is likely to be a barn-storming, mayhem-fueled festival of high stakes sumo.
- Leaders: Harumafuji, Kakuryu, Ishiura
- Chasers: Hakuho, Kisenosato
- Hunt Group: Goeido, Shodai, Arawashi
4 matches remain
Full write up of results later today