American sumotori Wakaichiro will finish his Nagoya basho matches on day 13 when he faces Jonidan 24w Takiguchi. Takiguchi, from Takiguchi heya, matches Wakaichiro in height but betters him in weight. Takiguchi has been in Jonidan for most of his 3 years in professional sumo, with a brief turn as high as Sandanme.
The winner of this bout secures kachi-koshi and promotion, the loser make-koshi and demotion for the Aki basho in September. As your favorite Jonidan rikishi, Tachiai has all of our hopes and best wishes behind the young man from Texas.
We will bring you results as soon as they are posted, and video as soon as we can find it on Youtube.
Go Texas Sumo!