The 13th day of Natsu Basho was one of the most important days for Tochinoshin because he was to wrestle against leader Asanoyama.
Tochinoshin made Asanoyama leave dohyo but referees awarded the Japanese with victory. This decision left a lot of questions marks.
It was the second bout between this pair and their balance is 1 win against 1 defeat.
After this failure Tochinoshin has 9 wins and 4 defeats. His next opponent is Kakuryu.