Asashoryu resigns from Sumo

Friday, 5 February 2010

One of sumo's biggest and most controversial stars resigned yesterday. Asashoryu at the age of 29 Asashoryu have won 25 sumo tournaments and is one of the biggest stars the sport has ever seen. But controversy has always followed the Yokozuna's career, the latest being a drunken assault.

Asashoryu told reporters:

I am grateful for everything. I will retire

Asashoryu has been "chased" by FEG for a while, and has been seen at their events. It will be interesting to see if they move in to sign the sumo star. The last Yokozuna to make that transition was Akebono, but I think Asashoryu would more suited for that transition.

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