I first became curious about sumo as a young kid when I used to wake up early on Sunday mornings and watch Trans World Sport on the UK’s C4, which was a digest of sports news from around the world. There was usually a few highlights of the latest honbasho. I’d say I became a true fan though when living in Osaka in 2007. It was a big year for sumo with Asashoryu’a suspension, Kotomitsuki’s ozeki promotion and, of course, Hakuho’s tsuna run and yokozuna shoshin. I just happened to be there when Hakuho won in Osaka in March and got caught up in the hype about whether he’d be able to repeat the feat in May and get promotion. I’ve been hooked ever since.