Hakuho Close to Championship

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Yokozuna Hakuho (13-1) is in full control now, as he tossed Ozeki Kotoshogiku (8-6) down in the final match of the day. This means that if he can defeat Yokozuna Harumafuji tomorrow, then Hakuho will earn his 36th career championship.

But Ozeki Goeido (12-2) and Ozeki Kisenosato (12-2) are nipping at his heels. Tomorrow, these two will face each other, and if Hakuho loses, then there will be a playoff match. It’s coming down to the last day, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kisenosato defeated Ozeki Terunofuji (8-6), while Goeido beat No. 4 maegashira Ikioi. Goeido had impressive form, as he used Ikioi’s own force against him.

Goeido toss

It seems that the wrestlers in the Sekiwake and Komusibi levels will all be demoted, since they all having a losing record in this tournament. Not a good day for this group.

So tomorrow we will find out who the tournament champion will be, but it looks like Hakuho may be making some room in his trophy cabinet.

–Sal

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