Osaka – Lone ozeki Takakeisho sank to 3-3 with a loss to rank-and-file opponent Mitakeumi on the Spring Grand Sumo Event on Friday, jeopardizing his bid for a second straight championship and promotion to yokozuna.
Komusubi Daieisho, No. 5 maegashira Midorifuji and No. 7 Takayasu, in the meantime, moved right into a three-way tie for the lead by remaining unbeaten on Day 6 at Edion Area Osaka.
In a battle of present and former ozeki, Takakeisho couldn’t capitalize on the momentum from his robust opening hit and was ultimately pushed out by third-ranked maegashira Mitakeumi (3-3).
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