November 2015, Day 1, Tochinoshin v Hakuho

Last one from Day 1. Yokozuna Hakuho, who missed all of last tournament due to injury, has given up the prestigious East Yokozuna slot to Kakuryu and surely wants it back. Today he’s matched up against the Georgian Tochinoshin, who has a massively solid lower body for a westerner (seriously, check out his hips and thighs). Hakuho seems shaky for most of the bout, as Tochinoshin works him to the edge and keeps him in trouble with varying belt grips. But Hakuho never lets go of his left-hand uwate grip and executes a flawless throw with it, turning the Georgian upside down on his head.


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