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A jūryō division wrestler pulled out of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, a day after it was learned that he assaulted a lower-ranked wrestler in the traditional sport’s latest scandal.

Takayoshitoshi, a 20-year-old wrestler in the second-tier division and member of the Takanohana stable, admitted to beating the junior wrestler, who was serving as his attendant, on several occassions, according to the Japan Sumo Association.

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