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  1. YDC convenes

    Hey, there have been bigger comebacks, like George Foreman in boxing...
  2. Preparations of the Y/O- July 2018

    I really hope goeido can put up a good tournament, sooo many people seem disappointed at him..
  3. thanks, sir, its good that the thread is still alive, i would like that, if anyone wanted to know what their favourite active rikishi can bench, squat, etc...he could find out in this thread. Thanks to you and all the people who contribute!
  4. Hi everyone. My question is, what is the standard true strenght of a sumo wrestler? in terms of how much could they, for example, lift on a bench press? Some people find this subject useless, but i believe that is a good way to measure how much the sport has truly progressed. I read some time ago that Asashoryu was able to bench 200kg (Impressive even for a powerlifter) and leg press 600+ Kilograms. Now that is an impressive amount of strenght that i think is responsible in a big way of the success that he had during his prime. What do you guys think? Did the guys like Akebono and Takanohana lift weights in his prime? How much could they lift? how do they compare to the ones like Hakuho, harumafuji and Kakuryu strenght wise? PS: i am really curious about kisenosato in this topic, he has a great "classic" physique for sumo, mainly fat with less Muscle-to-fat ratio than any other yokozuna of the last 20 years, does he lift weights?
  5. Hi, cant seem to remember that but thank you? but definetly some guys like Konishiki went way beyond that limit haha
  6. Harumafuji scandal thread- part 2

    Late, but better late than never, i guess...
  7. Kakuryuu- what next?

    I tend to believe that Kakuryu feels a bit drowned in the shoes of a yokozuna...
  8. Kakuryuu- what next?

    The mongolian yokozuna, in general, dont have the type of "humbleness" that some japanese great had...No, i dont picture Hakuho as an oyakata.
  9. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    I really enjoyed the reading, very elaborated, too, thanks! And you are right, when Buster Douglas knocked Mike Tyson out, everybody was a Buster Douglas fan from the get go, before that, everyone thought he was "another chubby heavyweight who is getting knocked out inside 2 rounds". The neutral fan is the embodiment of the modern world hypocrisy.
  10. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    Kisenosato s career is not over yet, so we cant really talk. He won his yokozuna debut while having a career ending injury, and he still tries to get back to his former self. I Still believe that, with proper rest, he can, maybe, do it again. And he is, in my opinion, far bettter wrestler than Onokuni.
  11. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    I never understood the "hate" towards Goeido, for example. Yes, he is not looking like he will be a yokozuna someday, but i just cant stop hearing people, many on this forum also, saying how he is a shame as an ozeki. Just a thought that escaped my mind for some reason..
  12. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    I remember commentator Hiro Morita saying, a couple bashos ago, that he was "being warned" by the "Sumo Association" about "having to improve" and i remember that it was then when i really understood that he was in a very delicate situation, being a yokozuna, injured and all of that. But hey, the pressure has worked just fine i guess, (That and the healing, of course) !!!
  13. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    Really? 12-3/ Yusho/ 13-2 is promotion yes or yes
  14. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    The traditional standard has not been used in any recent yokozuna, besides, check out Kisenosato promotion...i believe that a 12-3, a yusho, and a 12-3/13-2 in the next tournament means promotion. would show how biased the Kyokai might have been with Kiseno.
  15. Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2018

    a yusho win in may and at least 12 wins later in July would make it, but nothing below that i am afraid, or we might have an Onokuni case.
  16. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Well, about ten, hehe, but seriously, i saw Kakuryu cool, calm and collected, never in real, real trouble Ichinojou has rarely beaten him tbh, and half of his two wins have come with blatant henka
  17. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Notoriously bad? He predicted the Goeido yusho and the Kisenosato promotion to yokozuna!
  18. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    "He had Kakuryu"? i dont know what bout you were watching, friend
  19. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I really, really hope Kakuryu can pull this off Being a Giku fan has been something painful lately, specially this basho, but if kakuryu wins, at least thats some good news...
  20. Takayoshitoshi scandal

    And then they say the mongolians are the disrespectful ones...
  21. Takayoshitoshi scandal

    I think, justice apart, the kyokai may use this as an excuse to punish takanohana even further. Sad, indeed, i dont agree with many things Taka has done recently, and i hate some of the things he caused, especially the Harumafuji Intai, but... He doesnt deserve the persecution that is going on...
  22. Basho Talk Haru 2018 (SPOILERS)

    A kachikosi would mean instant Komusubi for Endo?
  23. Takanohana-devil's advocate

    Takanoiwa kind of had it coming...
  24. First new Yokozuna during 2018-2019

    Id love to see enho in the top 3 ranks...i believe that he has some of the things Ura was lacking, and he is so young...he can still put on a quite amount of bulk...
  25. First new Yokozuna during 2018-2019

    Id say that he should *Very methaphorically* give the middle finger to the YDC council bulls***, they dont seem to have a problem when other yokozunas dont even show up or show up just to get 4-5 :)