March 2017, Day 2, Kotoshogiku v Takanoiwa

It looks like the demotion from the rank of Ozeki really lit a fire under ‘Giku. He picks up his second straight win in Osaka with a dominating performance against Takanoiwa, with a return to form that sees him get in close with a left-arm under (hidari-yotsu) position, and the trademark frog-hopping footwork that keeps his opponent steadily moving backwards while cutting off the ring with good lateral movement. Takanoiwa has no answer, and ends up on his back. Yoritaoshi (front crush out) for the win.

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