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When will be the next basho to see 3 Yokozuna on day 15?

When will be the next basho to see 3 Yokozuna on day 15?  

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  1. 1. When will be the next basho to see 3 Yokozuna on day 15?

    • 01/20
    • 03/20
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    • 05/20
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    • 07/20
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    • 09/20
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    • 11/20
    • 01/21
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    • 03/21
    • 05/21
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    • 07/21
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    • 09/21
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    • 11/21
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    • Later, please specify in comments


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Aki 2018 was the last time of 3 Yokozuna fighting for the whole 15 days. We are down to 2 Yokozuna since then and it doesn't seem we will see both going the full lenght very often.

If one of the 3 Ozeki finally has his breakthrough moment with back-to-back yusho, that very basho could be 01/20...but we're talking about the kings of kadoban here, so don't get too excited. If you think we'll have to wait at least until 2022, please specify the basho in the comments. Guessing the correct rikishi will earn you a forumboshi (bragging rights).

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While I can see a new Yokozuna prior to 11/21 I think it will be a very long time before we see 3 compete on Day 15.

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Let's guess Aki 2025.

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54 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

Let's guess Aki 2025.

That is an optimistic guess.  My guess is that the available yokozuna will drop to zero about the end of 2020, and it will be a long time before we have a pool of three of them available on the banzuke   (Yawning...)

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While our two Yokozunae are still performing well when healthy, they're for sure in the twilight of their careers. I don't see anyone in makuuchi right now that I see as a candidate, at least not soon. Add in the requirement that they all make it to day 15 and it could be a decade or more before it happens.

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