YOKOZUNA HARU­MA­FUJI D.BYAMBADORJ BEATS UNDERLING

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE - By B.TUNGALAG

The 70th yokozuna (grand cham­pion) of pro­fes­sional sumo Haru­ma­fuji D.Byambadorj of Mon­go­lia is sus­pected of as­sault­ing and in­jur­ing fel­low Mon­go­lian sumo Takanoiwa A.Baasan­dorj late last month. Ja­panese sports news­pa­per Sponichi re­ported that D.Byambadorj beat A.Baasan­dorj with a beer bot­tle.

On Novem­ber 14, Haru­ma­fuji D.Byambadorj said, “I sin­cerely apol­o­gize for caus­ing trouble.” He later submitted a let­ter to leave the on­go­ing Kyushu Basho (Novem­ber grand sumo tour­na­ment).

The Ja­pan Sumo As­so­ci­a­tion an­nounced on Mon­day that eighthranked mae­gashira Takanoiwa A.Baasan­dorj was hos­pi­tal­ized due to con­cus­sion and skull frac­ture from Novem­ber 5 to 9.

Ac­cord­ing to Sponichi, Haru­ma­fuji was drink­ing with other Mon­go­lian wrestlers on Oc­to­ber 26 when the yokozuna hit 27-year-old A.Baasan­dorj af­ter an ar­gu­ment about his at­ti­tude.

The Ja­panese Sumo As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tives, in­clud­ing chair­man Hakkaku, gath­ered at the tour­na­ment venue in Fukuoka Koku­sai Cen­ter on Tues­day morn­ing, and ques­tioned Haru­ma­fuji D.Byambadorj and his sta­ble­mas­ter Isega­hama.

Yokozuna Haru­ma­fuji speaks to re­porters on Tues­day

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