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Aki Basho 2021 - Discussion Thread (Spoilers!)

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Terutsuyoshi just got denied like me when I asked out girls in high-school. How Okinoumi caught that submarine was pretty impressive. 

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3 minutes ago, Kurowashi said:

Has Onosho lost some weight ? His belly looks a bit slimmer and less tense…

He might have. The last DB has him at 157 but his Kyokai profile has him at 153 (assuming this was from the latest weigh-in).

Did the Kyokai send out a chanko supplement? Everyone seems a bit more brutal than usual.

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As much as it pains me to say that, every time I think it might be his moment, Takayasu looks like he will never win a Yusho. Wakatakakage seems to be kryptonite for him anyway, but he really lacked power today. Let's see how he will perform going forward. 

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32 minutes ago, Kurowashi said:

Has Onosho lost some weight ? His belly looks a bit slimmer and less tense…

Officially only 2 kg down from last weigh in.

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Hokutofuji beats a very slow, very gingerly fighting Takakeisho. It will be a long two weeks it seems... 

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I will point to the Yusho prediction thread and say that Shodai going 15-0 is probably my quickest failed prediction yet... I guess Terunofuji is the Yusho bet then... 

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Guess there won't be any surprise as to Waka's Death Note pick, then.

Yep, it's Terunofuji. The brushstrokes are distinctive.

@WAKATAKE

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32 minutes ago, specialweek 2 said:

Officially only 2 kg down from last weigh in.

Hmm interesting, seems a bit less to my eyes, since i‘m more or less the same height as him and a big guy myself (muscles & fat :-D), the difference i noticed is more like 2kg on my body, so i think the 4kg pointed out by @Seiyashi is more plausible…

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He is probably protecting an injury but to me this looked like a typical Takakeisho defeat. Altogether now... No. Plan. B.

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40 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

I've seen the future and it's Hoshoryu. 

I disagree: he's M1E, won the gino-sho last time and he smokes ozeki like it ain't no thang so I think he's the present.

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4 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:
54 minutes ago, Kaninoyama said:

I've seen the future and it's Hoshoryu. 

I disagree: he's M1E, won the gino-sho last time and he smokes ozeki like it ain't no thang so I think he's the present.

I don't expect him to beat Terunofuji tomorrow, but if he can give Terunofuji a run for his money then I think we're looking at the next ozeki. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the first basho in an ozeki run, although whether he completes it is another story altogether.

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15 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

I disagree: he's M1E, won the gino-sho last time and he smokes ozeki like it ain't no thang so I think he's the present.

Yeah, if the Ozeki's name is Shodai. I think he will be great but he still has holes. He isn't great against pushers. When he gets past that he'll be the present.

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I like Shodai but he is so inconsistent. Yesterday when I saw the torikumi I wondered what Shodai would show up.
Hoshoryu sure seems to have the most upside of anyone currently in the sekitori ranks.
I'd love to see him win tomorrow :-}
 

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Good to have a basho to follow, but I have to say that Day 1 was pretty unimpressive. Not a lot of good matches, especially bad work by Takakeisho, Shodai and Takayasu.

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Nice to see ol' Tochinoshin start with a win.

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Mitoryuu showed that he is not yet ready for Makuuchi by reluctantly plodding towards Chiyonokuni until the honey badger turned up the heat and fires him out. Big smile on Mitoryuu's face after the loss. He should replace that with a scowl and adapt his sumo accordingly.

Good win for Tobizaru, looked more assertive than usual.

Ura failed to pull any tricks out against the impervious Takarafuji, and got politely guided over the tawara.

Takayasu reminded me of the performances that put him in the hiramaku last year with today's showing against Wakatakakage. Not nice to watch.

Meisei flubbed it against the man who will probably be occupying his slot at Sekiwake in 2022. A former Oozeki, I forget who (Kirishima maybe?), said Meisei needs to build his body more to stay at this level. I agree.

Mitakeumi had Takanoshou's number today, digging into the armpits and following up with some strong oshi to finish the job.

Houshouryuu was perfectly yawarakai for Shoudai's initial attack, turning the momentum around and applying an excellent gaburiyori to get his third straight win against the Oozeki. Promising start.

Hokutofuji didn't give Takakeishou a chance to do anything but try and weather the storm, ultimately in vain. Impressive performance, but I hope to see a more focused and aggressive Takakeishou on day 2.

Ichinojou vs Terunofuji went as expected.

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3 minutes ago, rokudenashi said:

Mitoryuu shows that he is not yet ready for Makuuchi by reluctantly plodding towards Chiyonokuni until the honey badger turns up the heat and fires him out. Big smile on Mitoryuu's face after the loss. He should replace that with a scowl and adapt his sumo accordingly.

I thought that this bout was a classic example of a wrestler dictating the style of the match. Mitoryu needed to get to the belt but Chiyonokuni was having absolutely none of that. I was hoping that Mitoryu would prove a point, but once it went oshi I was thinking "he's going to need a lot of luck to win this one" and he didn't, so he didn't.

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7 hours ago, Joaoiyama said:

Ishizaki is looking to be the next ultimate little guy of sumo, although he's actually not that small.

He’s certainly put together. Putting some serious time in at the gym is he.

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1 hour ago, nelimw said:

Nice to see ol' Tochinoshin start with a win.

Yes, he looked good today and it feels like forever since he’s got off to a 1-0 start. He does look heavy, though. Is it just me or do others think he’s packed on a lot of weight around the middle?

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