The glorious weekend sumo fans adore, it’s time for the November ranking sheet, due to be release Sunday afternoon US time, Monday morning Japan time. With Hakuho, “The Boss” no retired, it may lead one to assume that its time to turn the old guard out for good. But just to defy those expectations, we expect none other than Kyushu brawler Shohozan to return to the top division.
This will be the first time since 2019 that the tournament will actually be held in Fukuoka, and I am hoping that the fans in Western Japan turn up in force and with as much enthusiasm as is permitted to cheer on what could be a big basho for lone Yokozuna Terunofuji.
Team Tachiai will post the banzuke as soon as it’s available, so be ready for a storm of sumo fandom in a bit under 48 hours.