The bouts for Friday have just been posted. A few items of note (all records as of Day 11):
- The maegashira who currently have 1 or 2 losses have been paired up. It’s M4 Shodai (10-1) vs. M11 Kagayaki (9-2) and M17 Tokushoryu (10-1) vs. M9 Yutakayama (9-2). This means that Tokushoryu won’t face anyone ranked above M8 before the final weekend.
- The only upper-rank yusho contender, Ozeki Takakeisho (9-2), starts his matchups against his closest peers with a bout against West Sekiwake Takayasu (4-7), presumably to be followed by East Sekiwake Asanoyama (6-5) on Saturday and fellow Ozeki Goeido (4-7) on senshuraku.
- The other highlight bout might be the M2 derby between Hokutofuji (8-3) and Mitakeumi (7-4).