Late morning Tokyo, two Tachiai favorites were in action on the Aki dohyo. First up was Ura, who attracted quite a bit of fan and press attention. His match against Sumanoumi was quick and one-sided. In reflection this is how it should be, Ura has earned kinboshi, and was facing a rikishi who was himself working his way back up the ranks.
Wakaichiro took to the dohyo less than 15 minutes later, and faced a Makushita rikishi back from surgery and working his way back up the banzuke. The match was sloppy, and I am sure Wakaichiro is quite frustrated with this as a start. But he has 6 matches left, and plenty or room to work on kachi-koshi. Link to video of Ura below, we will post Wakaichiro video as soon as it pops up