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    Hakuho Tochinoshin Baraki

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  1. CT3*

    21 Aki 19, The Results

  2. Really impressed with Kakuryu's poise and focus this basho. Would love to see him zensho.
  3. I've watched the Terutsuyoshi vs Nishikigi bout several times and it seems crystal clear that after the two matta, Terustuyoshi didn't even bother to touch his hands down before the tachi-ai. Not even close
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    Aminishiki injured/ Intai

    It's mind-boggling to think that Aminishiki was the last man to defeat Takanohana, yet is still on the dohyo.
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    Natsu Basho 2019 Videos

    Glad to see you back, Kintamayama!!
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Ten wins means a return to Ozeki. Failure to do so means he has to start his "Ozeki run" from scratch. Let's hope he has better luck than Kotoshogiku...
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    I initially thought Takakeisho suffered some kind of groin injury. Hope his knee injury isn't too serious.
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    New Ozeki Takakeisho

    Huge boxing fan here (the only sports I follow are boxing and sumo) and I pretty much agree with everything stated here. Tyson was actually slipping before the Douglas fight. But his aura of invincibility was still intact and many of his opponents were mentally beaten before the fight even began. What his opponents did finally figure out was that the latter period Tyson was a bit of a frontrunner. If you stood up to him (like Douglas and Holyfield did) he'd start to mentally fold. Additionally, short and explosive fighters like Mike Tyson and David Tua typically have a somewhat short shelf life in boxing. As for Takakeisho? I hope he continues to do well. Right now, his explosiveness is one of his greatest assets. He's been in Sumo since a very young age, so I question whether he will be able to significantly add more wrinkles to his game at this point. We shall see. I also think the Yokozuna talk is ridiculously premature. He's yet to have a single basho as an Ozeki and some are already pegging him to be a future Dai Yokozuna.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Harumafuji's dohyo iri was truly a thing of beauty! But for me, Hakuho's remains the best, followed by Kakuryu. I was lucky to see Kisenosato's first yusho, but didn't get back to Japan in time to see him perform a dohyo iri. But I wasn't really impressed from what I saw from the many videos of him performing it. He never looked entirely comfortable to me.
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    success against hakuho?

    The first time I got to see Hakuho wrestle in person, he lost to Kotooshu. I was a bit stunned. But that turned out to be the very last time that Kotooshu would ever score a victory over the Yokozuna.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Congratulations to Takakeisho for his promotion to Ozeki! I REALLY hope he can find a way to diversify his Sumo. Here's hoping that Tochinoshin can secure 10 wins next basho to regain his Ozeki rank. Would also love to see Ichinojo continue with the form he displayed in this basho. And what's left to be said of the Dai Yokozuna? What a show of skill and dominance! Hope he has a speedy recovery!
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Forget about the number of wins for a second and ask if Takakeisho has been displaying Ozeki-worthy Sumo. Is beating a struggling, kadoban Ozeki that hasn't managed to get his own kachi-koshi by senshuraku really the measure? I like Takakeisho, but it's a bit hard for me to say he is worthy of promotion at this point.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Pissing off Hakuho is almost never a good idea. Takayasu got punished.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Hakuho very rarely loses two times in a row to the same rikishi. Takakeisho's style works for him, but he's also been shown to be pretty hapless/helpless on the belt. Everyone knows what Takakeisho's game is. Is his one trick good enough to make Ozeki? Absolutely. Kotoshogiku's game was also fairly predictable, but he was successful with it.
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    Haru Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Takakeisho had some blood near his ear at the end of his bout with Hakuho. Some of his blood even ended up on Hakuho.