This morning in Tokyo, Wakaichiro won his match against Hokutoo. The match ended with Hokutoo driving Wakaichiro from the ring in an attempt at a yorikiri, but Wakaichiro was able to drag his foot on the clay, and Hokutoo stepped out while Wakaichiro’s feet were still in the ring. A monoii ensued and the judges upheld the gumbai, giving the match to Wakaichiro.
With this win, Wakaichiro improves to 1-3, and fends of a threat of an early make-koshi. We will bring you video as soon as one surfaces.