Terunofuji defeats Asanoyama and retains the lead at Summer Basho

lonely yokozuna Terunofuji took another step towards his eighth Emperor’s Cup with a decisive victory over the former aloud Asanoyama at the Summer Sumo Grand Tournament on Friday.

Mongolian-born Yokozuna enters the final weekend of the 15-day tournament at the Ryogoku Kokugikan with a clear 12-1 lead after dropping first place. 14 maegashira Asanoyama to clay on Day 13.

March tournament champion Kiribayama is one win away at 11-2 after defeating one of the top division’s brightest new talents, 21-year-old No. 10. 11 Hokusai (8-5). Mongolian origin sekiwakewho should move to ozeki after the tournament, will face Terunofuji in the most anticipated fight of the 14th day.

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