Mongolian grappler Hoshoryu was pushed to the brink by Abi but recovered to record an all-important win on Day 1 at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan.
The Mongolian will look to shine in his ozeki debut at the 15-day Autumn Basho. Compatriot Kirishima and others will also be looking to contend.
With one week to go in the Nagoya Basho, Hoshoryu is in a strong position to secure promotion to ozeki, sumo’s second-highest rank.
Top maegashira Tobizaru threw everything he had at grand champion Terunofuji and came through with a huge kinboshi win in a grueling showdown.
After winning the Summer Basho in Tokyo with a 14-1 record in May, yokozuna Terunofuji is hoping for more of the same in Nagoya.
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji looked shaky at the outset, but recovered with an arm throw at the edge to defeat Shodai on the first day of the...
Rank-and-filer Midorifuji held his own against Bulgarian Aoiyama and has a one-win lead at the midway point of the 15-day tournament.
Sumo's Flying Monkey posted his third consecutive win over ozeki Takakeisho in the day's final bout at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
Lone ozeki Takakeisho comes through with a clutch win against the rank-and-filer on the final day, collecting his first title since November 2020.
Ozeki Takakeisho had his hands full but came out on top on Day 8. Kotoshoho is the other wrestler with seven wins in the 15-day tournament.
Mongolian grappler Hoshoryu used an impressive arm throw to fend off sumo's Flying Monkey, improving to 7-1 in the year's final tournament.
Making his debut at the komusubi rank, Tobizaru put on an impressive display of sumo for an opening-day win.