Sumo: Harumafuji, Hakuho look fired up on Day 12 for weekend showdown
News On Japan via Asahi -- Sep 20
Ozeki Harumafuji blasted through his 12th victim at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sept. 20 to maintain an unbeaten lead and add more momentum to his quest to become the next grand champion.
The man currently in that slot--fellow Mongolian Hakuho--is just one loss behind.
Harumafuji demolished Goeido with a powerful face-off and a thrusting attack that sent the sekiwake sprawling onto his backside. The Mongolian only needed three good hits to seal the win and is looking as good as he ever has, including his amazing 15-0 run last time out.
Barring a big meltdown, Harumafuji is in very good position to end Hakuho's two-and-a-half-year dominance of the yokozuna status. This weekend could be a very big one for him and for the sumo status quo.
Hakuho, meanwhile, is clearly fired up for a showdown.
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