- Hakuhō Shō
- 44 total number
- Japan ()
The most top division sumo championship wins is 44, achieved by yokozuna Hakuhō Shō (Japan, b. Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal, Mongolia) between 21 May 2006 and 22 March 2020.
Hakuhō Shō won his 44th championship in the makuuchi, sumo’s top division, at the 2019 Spring basho in Osaka, Japan. The tournament was held behind closed doors for the first time in sumo history, owing to the COVID-19 virus. It was his second championship since attaining Japanese citizenship.