Sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho intends to retire

Informed sources have told NHK that sumo Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho intends to retire.

The sources say Hakuho decided he would not be able to compete as a Yokozuna for the entire 15 days of a grand tournament mostly due to injuries, such as his right knee.

Hakuho won a record 45 top division tournaments.