Kaloyan has yet again made a big impression in the land of sumo. Having a great following from Bulgarian folk he is regarded as a sporting hero here and will no doubt become one of the Bulgarian sporting greats even though the sport of sumo is rather obscure. Bulgarians have the build for strength sports such as sumo, many bodyguards here could easily make the same impression if they took the bait in Japan.
Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kotooshu won a crucial match against grand champion, the Yokozuna Asashoryu late Friday.
Kaloyan Mahlyanov aka Kotooshu handed the Mongolian his first defeat during the 14th round of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka. There is only one round remaining before the winners are announced.
The victory is a sweet revenge for the Bulgarian who suffered a crushing defeat during his playoff with the Ulan Bator champion in September
Currently, Kotooshu ranks 6th in the tournament, with 10 wins and 4 losses.
In the last round the Bulgarian will face the Ozeki Harumafuji with 8 wins and 6 losses.