Hakuho out of New Year tourney, leaving Kakuryu as lone competing yokozuna


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I wish Hakuho a complete recovery and many more wins in the future.

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It's common for higher-ranking rikishi to withdraw claiming injury or illness when getting off to a bad start. It's an obvious face-saving measure.

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Yea... he is getting older and weak... i hope there will be a japanese yokozuna since mongolians ruled sumo for over a decade or more

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