Everything posted by Sumo_da
I congratulate Ryuden on his wins, but I can't help but find his sumo very unappealing. The way he clings to the belt and just doesn't let go, coupled with his non-existent character. He's a fighter and his endurance is mind-boggling but it's simply not the sumo I enjoy... Atm he's one of the rikishi I can't warm up to but that may change. I really disliked Shodai before and now I actually root for the guy.
I hope Takagenji came to stay in makuuchi. He looks very promising, strong and confident. I was surprised when he managed to recover at the edge but I guess the little bit of extra motivation in his makuuchi debut got him the win against Nishikigi.
It seems he regained his love for Sumo and there is hope he at least got some of his health problems under control. Seeing him back at full strength and back in the top division would be a joy, but I know it's wishful thinking. I've seen some older bouts of him recently and to me there is no doubt he would be dominating the sanyaku right now if it wasn't for his injuries.