The bouts for Sunday are up, so we can get excited about the Hatsu basho in earnest! The only pre-tournament withdrawal in the top two divisions is West Maegashira 3 Kotoyuki. I haven’t seen any news as to what might have caused “The Penguin” to pull out, or how long he might be absent.
Select Sunday matchups
|Komusubi Abi||Maegashira #4 Okinoumi|
|Maegashira #3 Tamawashi||Sekiwake Takayasu|
|Sekiwake Asanoyama||Maegashira #2 Mitakeumi|
|Maegashira #2 Hokutofuji||Ozeki Goeido|
|Ozeki Takakeisho||Maegashira #1 Myogiryu|
|Maegashira #1 Endo||Yokozuna Kakuryu|
|Yokozuna Hakuho||Komusubi Daieisho|
Some exciting bouts to kick off the tournament. I’m especially looking forward to Asanoyama vs. Mitakeumi, Endo vs. Kakuryu, and the rematch between Hakuho and the only rikishi he lost to in November, Daieisho.