Hokutofuji loses as Tamawashi returns to joint-top at Autumn meet

No. 8 maegashira Hokutofuji lost his perfect record after 10 days of action at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, while No. 3 Tamawashi won and returned as the joint leader.

Hokutofuji (9-1) launched a strong drive and forced No. 4 Takayasu (8-2) back, but weakened his pressure for a split second as he made a slight adjustment to his position, giving Takayasu the decisive opening at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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