The Septemeber Banzuke has been announced. I am very very excited for this basho. Until the tournament begins I will be writing about a few wrestlers I will be watching closely in this tournament.
The first wrestler I would like to highlight is newcomer "Takanoyama". This 98kg (215lbs) rishiki from Czechoslovakia is the smallest wrestler in the top division.
In the July juryo basho he went 10-5 beating Myogiryu who out weighed him by almost 100 pounds.
With an over all record of 225 wins and 177 losses I think he will do just fine in the top division. My personal prediction for this light weight rikishi is 9-6. I think he could go as high as Komusubi in his career.