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Hatsubasho 2015 - Day 15

Hakuho’s victory over Kakuryu sealed his perfect record in this first tournament of 2015. It was a tight battle but Hakuho prevailed with a powerful force-out win. 280 more words

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Hatsubasho 2015: Day 14

I’ve never seen a water break in the middle of a match. Today, Ichinojo and Terunofuji’s marathon bout was a long stalemate for most of the match. 216 more words

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Hatsubasho 2015: Day 13 - Hakuho triumphant!

The Empire is victorious. Hakuho has won his 33rd Emperor’s cup. He is the greatest sumo wrestler ever. 390 more words

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Hatsubasho 2015: Day 12

Kisenosato is basically our only hope to drop Hakuho and make this basho interesting. Today, he survived a bit of a scare against Toyonoshima in an entertaining bout. 628 more words

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Hatsubasho 2015: Day 11

NO!!! Harumafuji goes low against Aoiyama but the Bulgarian responds by getting his arms on Harumafuji’s head and shoving the yokozuna to the dohyo. This is a cruel, cruel world. 288 more words

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Hatsubasho 2015: Day 10

Two-thirds of the way through the tournament and Harumafuji looks possessed. He charged through Kotoshogiku and nearly sent the jack-rabbit ozeki back to Juryo, in spite of a 100+ pound weight difference. 263 more words

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Hatsubasho 2015: Day 9

Harumafuji is Hakuho’s only remaining challenger at this point. 336 more words

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