Faces Jonokuchi #12 Suzuki
Texas sumotori Wakaichiro (2-1) has his fourth bout early Saturday against another veteran of the Jonokuchi and Jonidan ranks. As is sometimes the case, a rikishi starts out in Jonokuchi, gets promoted up one division to Jonidan, but can never quote secure promotion to Sandanme. These rikishi bounce around the lower two divisions, often for several years. This is the case with Wakaichiro’s opponent Suzuki. He joined sumo in 2014, and has yet to rise to Sandanme. This means he has a great amount of experience and may present some challenges to Wakaichiro, who is only fighting in his second tournament.
Tachiai expected Suzuki to come off the line quickly and open up a fierce thrusting attack. As always, we will bring you news and video of Wakaichiro’s bout as soon as it becomes available.