The No. 8 maegashira is off to his best start ever and is one win ahead of Tamawashi at the 15-day tournament.
Sumo’s Flying Monkey gave the fans a thrill with the biggest victory of his career on this second day at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
The Mongolian is bidding for his eighth Emperor’s Cup and needed all the strength he could muster against the determined komusubi wrestler.
The lone grand champion got off to a solid start but couldn’t finish off his opponent.
Wakatakakage and Takanosho will be looking to challenge the grand champion.
The lone grand champion shrugged off injury concerns and was unbeatable in the second half of the 15-day meet.
The lone grand champion is looking to bounce back from injuries in the Summer Basho.
If healthy, the lone yokozuna will be the man to beat, but Mitakeumi and Wakatakakage seek to challenge.
The No. 3 maegashira knocks the lone grand champion out of the lead with a huge upset.
The Mongolian-born grappler was pushed to the brink by upset-minded Daieisho.
But as history has shown, unexpected challengers can emerge at any time, especially with several outstanding wrestlers coming up the ranks.
The lone yokozuna won his second straight tournament at the sport's highest rank.