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.
No. 2 maegashira Ichinojo beat Ura in an earlier bout to go one better than the lone grand champion.
With his third career title, the sekiwake will be considered for promotion to ozeki.
The No. 3 maegashira knocks the lone grand champion out of the lead with a huge upset.
The lone yokozuna won his second straight tournament at the sport's highest rank.
The Mongolian grand champion won his second straight title at the sport's highest rank.
The Mongolian grappler is eager to prove he is a dominant force to be reckoned with as a lone yokozuna.