While the combat sports world is enamored by the circus of Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, quietly over in Japan, sumo wrestler Hakuho has just captured the record for most wins of all time . A record totaling 1048 wins.
In a sport that is often thought to be won just by the person with the most mass, the Mongolian born Yokozuna is an example of how technique and explosiveness are true factors inside of the dohyo. Maybe not as popular as his former rival Asashoryu or newly promoted Yokozuna, Japan’s Kisenosato, Hakuho’s stoic demeanor and dominance is one liken to the San Antonio Spurs, all he knows how to do is win and be technically sound.
You can follow along on Hakuho’s historic run on the YouTube Channel, Jason In Japan.