Yokozuna Hakuho stands atop five wrestlers who kept their perfect records on Day 4, including ozeki Goeido, former ozeki Kotoshogiku, No. 4 maegashira Ichinojo and No. 15 Ishiura. When Hakuho’s initial charge against No. 2 Daieisho (2-2) was fended off, the Mongolian navigated around his opponent for an opening. Daieisho tried to push the yokozuna out at the edge of the ring, but fell as Hakuho sidestepped and balanced himself on the straw, before leaping into the front row to the delight of fans.
Fellow Mongolian Kakuryu won his third straight bout, surviving a scare against No. 2 Myogiryu (2-2). The yokozuna was initially driven back, but rallied for a push-out victory.