Tachiai’s favorite Jonidan, Wakaichiro, is back on the dohyo during the morning of Hatsu day 11. Today he goes against another 4-1 rikishi, Minezaki’s Izumigawa. Izumigawa has a record quite similar to Wakaichiro, he is a relative newcomer to sumo, and spent one basho in Sandanme before retreating to Jonidan. He is about the same hight as Wakaichiro, but 13 kg lighter.
Evenly matched in this manner, it is likely to be a competitive and interesting bout. As always we will bring you news of the outcome as soon as some kind soul shares it with us via Twitter or YouTube.